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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 
YEAR ENDING JANUARY 15, 1896 

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ANNUAL REPORT 



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Receipts and Expenditures 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



FOR THE 

FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING JAN. 15, 1896. 



Andover, Mass. : 

THE ANDOVER PRESS PRINTERS, 

1896 



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CONTENTS 



Abatement of Taxes, 


54 


Almshouse, 


70 


Personal Property at, 


71 


Relief out of, 


65 


Remaining in, 


70 


Repairs at, 


65 


Assessors' Report, 


86 


Assets, 


80 


Auditors' Certificate, 


87 


Board of Health, 


88 


By-Laws, 


19 


Cemetery Com., Report of, 


76 


Chief Engineer's Report, 


72 


Chief of Police, Report, 


74 


Cities and Towns, 


67 


Collector's Account, 


78 


Commonwealth, 


67 


Cornell Fund, 


90 


County Tax, 


56 


Finance Committee, 


103 


Fire Department, 


50 


Grammar School Building, 


31 


Hay Scales, 


54 


Highways and Bridges, 


33 


Horses and Drivers, 


46 


Horses and Drivers, Earnings, 


47 


Insurance, 


54 


Interest on Notes and Funds, 


54 


Liabilities, 


80 


Librarian's Report, 


114 


Lunatic Hospitals, 


68 


Memorial Hall Trnstees' 




Report, 


109 


Memorial Day, 


53 


Military Aid, 


58 



Miscellaneous, 58 

North Schoolhouse, 31 

Notes discounted, 55 

Notes paid, 55 

Overseers of Poor, 63 

Printing and Stationery, 52 

Punchard Free School, 91 

Representative Fund, 69 

Schedule of Town Property, 62 

School-houses, 29 

Schools, 26 

School Books and Supplies, 32 

Selectmen's Account, 26-61 

Sewerage, 56 

Sewer Commissioners' Report, 94 
Sidewalks, 42 

Sinking Fund, 56 

Snow, Removal of, 39 

Soldier's Relief, 67 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 53 

State Aid 56 

State Highway, 36 

State Tax, 56 

Street lighting, 53 

Streets, Superintendent of, 42 

Summary of Appropriations 

and Receipts, 60 

Summary of Selectmen's Orders, 61 

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Town House, 
Town Land Improvement, 
Town Meetings, 
Town Officers, 
Town Warrant, 
Treasurer's Account, 
Water Bonds, 
Waterworks maintenance, 









TOWN OFFICERS, 1896. 



Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of Poor. 

ARTHUR BLISS, Term expires March 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 
JOHN S. STARK, Secretary, 

Town Clerk and Tax Collector. 
ABRAHAM MARLAND. 

Town Treasurer. 
GEORGE A. PARKER. 

School Committee. 

J. NEWTON COLE, Chairman, 
Mrs. LIZZIE A. WILSON, 
Miss CLARA A. PUTNAM, 
THOMAS DAVID, 
GEORGE D. PETTEE, 
WILLIAM SHAW, 
JOHN ALDEN, 
JOHN N. COLE, 
WILLIAM ODLIN, 

Superintendent of Schools. 

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JOHN H. FLINT, Chairman, 
FELIX G. HAYNES, Secretary, 
JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, 



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Waterworks Superintendent. 
JOHN E. SMITH. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 
LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief, GEORGE D. LAWSON, Clerk 
ANDREW McTERNEN, NATHAN E. MEARS. 



Superintendent of Streets. 
JOSEPH T. LOVEJOY. Appointed. 

Board of Health. 

HOWELL F. WILSON, " " 1896 

ARTHUR BLISS, Chairman, " •• 1897 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M. D., Secretary. Term expires 1898 

Sewer Commissioners. 

WILLIAM S. JENKINS. Chairman, Term expires 1897 

JOHN L. SMITH, '• « 1896 

JOHN E. SMITH, " " 1898 

Chief of Police. 
GEORGE W. MEARS. Appointed. 

Constables. 

BARNETT ROGERS, WILLIAM L. FRYE, 

JOHN H. CLINTON. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall. 

JOSEPH A. SMART, Term expires 1896 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, - ^ 1897 

GEORGE W. FOSTER. " '• 1898 

JAMES B. SMITH, " " 1899 

C. C. CARPENTER, " " 1900 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, " " 1901 

FRANCIS H. JOHNSON " " 1902 

Trustees of Funchard Free School. 

GEORGE H. POOR. SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL 

HORACE H. TYER, GEORGE GOULD, 

GEORGE A. PARKER. 

Auditors. 

LEWIS T. HARDY, GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 

LOUIS A. DANE. 



Town Meetings 



Monday, March 4th, 1895. 

WAEKANT. 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2d. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, One member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for three years, Board of Health, 
three members of the School Committee for three years, one 
Water Commissioner for three years, one Sewer Commis- 
sioner for three years, One Trustee of the Memorial Hall for 
seven years, Five Trustees of the Punchard Free School for 
three years, One or more Auditors of Accounts, Constables, 
Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, a Pound 
Keeper, and any other officers the town may determine to 
choose. 

Article 3d. — To take action on the following question: 
" Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this Town ?" 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-Houses, School Books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing Snow, 
Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, 
Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and 
Stationery, Spring Grove Cemetery, Memorial Day, State Aid, 
Military Aid, Waterworks, Interest on Bonds, Funds and 
Notes, State Tax, County Tax, Discount on Taxes, Abate- 



meat of Taxes, Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Alms- 
house, Repairs on Almshouse, and other town charges and 
expenses. 

Article 5th. — To hear the report of Sewer Commissioners 
and see what sum of money the Town will appropriate for 
the construction of a system of sewerage, and adopt the pro- 
visions of laws relating to sewers, and sewer assessments. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will vote to discontinue 
the present Superintendent of Streets and appoint three high- 
way surveyors, on petition of John Sweeney, Jr., and others. 

Article Tth. — To see if the Town will cause an incan- 
descent light to be erected at the corner of Park Street and 
Punchard Avenue and appropriate a sum of money to main- 
tain the same, on petition of T. J. Farmer and others. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will authorize the issue 
of fifteen thousand dollars ($15000) of water bonds for the 
purchase of a new pumping engine, on petition of the Water 
Commissioners. 

Article 9th. — To determine the method of collecting the 
taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 10th. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for the 
ensuing year. 

Article 11th. — To see if the Town will revise and accept 
the list of names for Jurors, prepared and posted by the 
Selectmen. 

Article 12th. — To hear and act on the Reports of the 
Selectmen and other Town Officers. 

Article 13th. — To hear and act on the Report and Rec- 
ommendations of the committee on the 250th anniversary of 
the incorporation of Andover. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to transfer the scholars from the Holt District 
School to the Centre Schools, on petition of the School Com 
mittee. 



Article loth. — To see if the Town will revise and amend 
its By-Laws. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will build a new School 
Building in the North District and appropriate a sum of 
money therefor, on petition of School Committee. 

Article 17th. — To see what measures the Town will 
adopt for the better care of the public dump, and appropriate 
a sum of money therefor, if found necessary, on petition of 
Village Improvement Society. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to be used to improve its land at the Railroad 
Station, on petition of Village Improvement Society. 

Article 19. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes upon the 

approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 20. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 21st. — To determine the disposition of unexpended 
appropriations. 

Article 22d. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Took up Article 1st. 

Chose George H. Poor Moderator by ballot, he receiving 
the only ballot cast. 

Voted, To choose three Constables. 

Voted, To choose three Fence Viewers. 

Voted, To close the polls at two o'clock p. m. 

Voted, To choose a Board of Health. 

The Moderator appointed Arthur Bliss, Samuel H. Bout- 
well and John S. Stark, tellers to check the names of voters 
for Town Officers, and Barnett Rogers and George W. Her- 
rick tellers to check names and count the License Votes, and 
they were all duly sworn by him to the faithful performance 
of their duty. 



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Took up Articles 2 and 3. 
Voted on the same together. 

At fifteen minutes past nine the polls were opened and 
the meeting proceeded to ballot for Town Officers and to 
vote on the Liquor License question, the check lists being 
used on both articles. 

The Standard cancelling ballot box failed to work properly 
and it was set aside, an open box being substituted therefor in 
taking the vote on the Liquor License question. 

The Moderator appointed George W. Foster, John J. 
Sweeney, and Edward TV. Burtt, to count the ballots for 
Town Officers. 

The polls were closed at 2 o'clock p.m., as previously de- 
termined. 

Whole number of votes cast, 621 

Necessary to a choice where there were two or more 

candidates for the same office, 311 

For Town Clerk : 

Abraham Marland, 618 

For Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of Poor, — 3 years : 
John S. Stark, 402 

Maynard E. demons, 204 

Felix G. Haynes, 1 

For Town Treasurer: 

George A. Parker, 619 

For Collector of Taxes : 

Abraham Marland, 620 

For School Committee, — 3 years : 

Mrs. Lizzie A. Wilson, 619 

Miss Clara Putnam, 618 

Thomas David, 618 

For Water Commissioner, — 3 years : 

James P. Butterfield, 616 



For Sewerage Commissioner, — 3 years : 




John E. Smith, 


609 


Charles E. Abbott, 


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For Board of Health : 




Charles E. Abbott, 


356 


Arthur Bliss, 


3;15 


Howell F. Wilson, 


355 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 


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For Trustee of Memorial Hall, — 7 years : 

Francis H. Johnson, 618 

For Five Trustees of Punch ard Free School, — 3 years : 

George H. Poor, 619 

Horace H. Tyer, 619 

Samuel H. Boutwell, 619 

George Gould, -J 35 

George A. Parker, 604 

Charles H. Gilbert, 277 

For Three Auditors : 

George A. Higgins, 618 

Lewis T. Hardy, 619 

Louis A. Dane, 356 

Charles A. Booth, 262 

For Three Constables: 

Barnett Rogers, 615 

Willliam L. Frye, 358 

John H. Clinton, 608 

George W. Mears, 264 

For Fence Viewers : 

George Buchan, 615 

Michael T. Welch, 616 

William H. Carter, 616 

All the foregoing officers declared elected were chosen by 
ballot. 

And the Moderator declared Abraham Marland elected 
Town Clerk; John S. Stark elected Selectman, Assessor, and 



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Overseer of the Poor for three years ; George A. Parker 
elected Town Treasurer ; Abraham Marland elected Collector 
of Taxes; Mrs. Lizzie A. Wilson, Miss Clara A. Putnam, and 
Thomas David, elected School Committee for three years ; 
James P. Butterfield elected Water Commissioner for three 
years ; John E. Smith elected Sewer Commissioner for three 
years ; Charles E. Abbott, Arthur Bliss, and Howell F. 
Wilson, elected Board cf Health ; Francis H. Johnson elected 
Trustee of Memorial Hall for seven years ; George H. Poor, 
Horace H. Tyer, Samuel H. Boutwell, George Gould, and 
George A Parker, elected Trustees of Punchard Free School 
for three years ; George A. Higgins, Lewis T. Hardy, and 
Louis A. Dane, elected Auditors ; Barnett Rogers, William 
L. Frye, and John H. Clinton, elected Constables ; George 
Buchan, Michael T. Welch, and William H. Carter, elected 
Fence Viewers. 

The result of the vote on the Liquor License question was 
declared by the Moderator to be as follows : 

" Yes," 17. " No," 375. Total, 392. 

Chose Field Drivers : Samuel Thayer, Plato Eames, and 
Horace S. Neal. 

Chose Surveyors of Lumber : Joshua H. Chandler, Charles 
H. Marland, George H. Coffin, Joseph F. Cole, Charles G. 
Hussey, Frank E. Gleason, William H. Carter, George P. 
Pillsbury, and Edward Hardy. 

Chose Pound Keeper : Superintendent of Town Farm, and 
Voted, That the town barn and barn yard to be the pound. 

Took up Article 4th. 
Voted, To appropriate the following stated sums of money : 
For Schools, $17,500 

School-houses, 3,250 

School Books and Supplies, 1,500 

Highways and Bridges, 5,000 

Amount carried for ivard, $27,250.00 



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Amount brought foricard, $27,250.00 

For Sidewalks ($700 to be used for concrete 



under betterment act) 




1,000 


Removing Snow, 




500 


Town Officers, 




5,000 


Town House, 




1,000 


Water-works, maintenance, 




4,400 


Fire Department, 




2,700 


Horses and Drivers, 




3,000 


Street Lighting, (details to be left with 




Selectmen) 




3,700 


Printing and Stationery, 




700 


Spring Grove Cemetery, (and proceeds 


of 




sale of lots) 




300 


Memorial Day, 




200 


State Aid, 




1,600 


Military Aid, 




300 


Almshouse Expenses, 




4,000 


Relief out of Almshouse, 




5,000 


Repairs on Almshouse, 




400 


State Tax, 




6,000 


County Tax, 




6,000 


Abatement of Taxes, 




300 


Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 




9,000 


Insurance, 




500 


Hay Scales, 




50 


Miscellaneous, 




1,500 


New Schoolhouse, North District, 




1,500 


Public Dump, on Old Railroad $100, 


at 




Ballard Vale $50, 




150 


Improvement of land opposite R.R. Station 




under supervision of Village Impro 


ve- 




ment Society, 




200 



$86,250 
Voted, That one thousand dollars be appropriated for side- 
walks, seven hundred dollars of winch shall be used for 
concrete walks under the betterment act. 



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Voted, That thirty-seven hundred dollars be appropriated 
- street lighting, the deti 
descretion of the Selectmen. 



for street lighting, the details of which are to be left at the 



Took up Article 5th. 

Voted, That further consideration of the sewerage question 
be deferred until an adjourned meeting. 

Took up Article 6th. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone the same. 

Took up Article 7th. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone the same. 

Took up Article 8th. 

Voted, That the Treasurer of the Town be and he is here- 
by authorized to issue the bonds of the Town to be designated 
on their face as "Andover Water Loan" to the amount of 
fifteen thousand dollars (M5,000) in addition to the amount 
heretofore issued for this purpose, the proceeds to be used to 
pay the expense of supplying the Town with water as author- 
ized by law. The bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall 
bo fifteen in number and of the denomination of one thousand 
dollars each, they shall be numbered from 181 to 195 both 
numbers inclusive, they shall bear date of June 1st, 1895, 
and shall mature and be paid June 1st, 1925, they shall bear 
interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum, and the in- 
terest shall be paid semi-annually on the first day of June and 
December of each year, they shall have coupons attached to 
them providing for the payment of said interest at the time 
authorized. The interest and principal of said bonds shall 
be paid at some convenient bank or office in the City of 
Boston. 

Said bonds shall be signed by the Treasurer and counter- 
signed by the Water Commissioners as required by law in 
this behalf, and shall be issued from time to time as the pro- 
ceeds may be required by the Water Commissioners. 



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They shall be sold by the Treasurer to the highest bidder 
therefor in proposals to be solicited by him from bankers 
and others. 

For the purpose of paying the principal of said bonds at 
their maturity, a sinking fund is hereby established in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of law in this behalf, and the 
Treasurer is hereby directed to pay into the sinking fund 
whatever premiums he may receive from the sale of said 
oonds in excess of their face value, and there shall be raised 
by taxation and be contributed annually to said sinking fund, 
sucli »ums as shall be sufficient with the accumulations there- 
of to pay the principal of said bonds at their maturity, and 
said sinking fund shall remain inviolate and pledged to the 
payment of said bonds, and shall be used for no other purpose. 

Took up Article 9th. 

Voted, That taxes be collected by the same method as last 
year, except that a discount of 5 per cent, be allowed on all 
taxes paid on or before Sept. 1st, and interest to be paid on 
all unpaid taxes from and after Dec. 1st, as per By-Laws. 

Voted, To reconsider the above. 

Voted, To collect taxes as heretofore, interest to be charg- 
ed as per By-Laws. 

Took up Article 10th. 
Voted, To pay firemen same as last year. 

Took up Article 11th. 

Voted, To strike the following names from the Jury List at 
the request of the persons : Cassius W. Buck, Ovid Chapman, 
John Maddox, William Miller, Terrenco Riley, Peter D. 
Smith, George F. Swift, and to accept (he List of Jurors as 
amended, here following : 

Abbott, Allen F. Hanson, Eugene A. 

Abbott, Almon P. Hardy, Fred. S. 

Abbott, Warren G. ffaynes, Bancroft T. 

Abbott, Edward F. Hayward, Henry M. 



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Abbott, Stephen E. 
Anderson, James. 
Bowman, Charles. 
Boutwell, Samuel H. 
Boynton, Henry. 
Burtt, Edward W. 
Billington, Charles F. 
Blunt, Charles C. 
Bean, Jonathan M. 
Bailey, Nathan R. 
Boutwell, Edward W. 
Caldwell, Albert W. 
Chandler, George W. 
Cole, Joseph F. 
Cummings, Brainard. 
Chandler, Joshua H, 
.Caffrey, Owen F. 
Claflin, John M. 
Donald, Walter S. 
Daley, James E. 
Dodson, Richard J. 
Dane, Louis A. 
Daley, Patrick. 
Dear, Alexander. 
Davey, John. 
Erving, Abbott. 
Foster, Frank M. 
Flint, Henry K. 
Flint, James S. 
Goodwin, Sherman. 
Grosvenor, James. 
Hardy, Elbridge G. 
Hoffman, Carl. 
Holt, Ballard. 



Hay ward, Henry A. 
Jaquith, Newton, Jr. 
Kibbee, Charles H. 
Keeland, John E. 
Loud, Joseph H. 
Lovejoy, Stephen A. 
Livingston, William. 
Murray, John W. 
Mooar, J. Warren. 
Moody, A. Herbert. 
Moulton, Charles N. 
Matthews, Thomas A. 
Newton, Charles H. 
Neal, Horace F. 
Phelps, Frank C. 
Poor, Daniel H. 
Riley, Lawrence F. 
Russell, Henry A. 
Schneider, Louis H. 
Sweeney, John J. 
Spence. James. 
Stott, Joshua H. 
Stark, John S. 
Stott, Thomas E. 
Scott, John W. 
Shaw, Benjamin. 
Simpson, Allen. 
Tucker, William H. 
Tuck, M. Warren. 
Wiggin, George W. 
Weeks, John 
Ward, Wilber F. 
Welch, Michael T. 



Took up Article 12th. 
Voted, To accept the Report of the Selectmen and other 
Town Officers. 



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Took up Article 13th. 
Voted, To lay on table until 4.30 o'clock p. m. 

Took up Article 14th. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone the same. 

Took up Article 15th. 
Voted, That further consideration of revision of the Town 
By-Laws be deferred until the adjourned meeting. 

Voted, To take from the table Report and Recommenda- 
tions of the Committee on the 250th Anniversary of the 
Incorporation of Andover, (Article 13th). 

Voted, To accept the Report of the Committe and that 
recommendations suggested therein be adopted. 

Report of the Committee on the -50th Anniversary of the 
Incorporation of Andover. 

The Committee of Fifteen appointed by the town at the 
last annual meeting to formulate a plan for the proper obser- 
vance of the 2-)0th anniversary of the incorporation of And- 
over beg leave to report as follows : — 

The members of the Committee as appointed are : 

C. F. P. Bancroft, Ballard Holt, 

Joseph M. Bradley, William Marland, 

Samuel H. Boutwell, George H. Poor, 
John N. Cole, Alfred L. Ripley, 

William C. Donald, Joseph W. Smith, 

George W. Foster, John P. Taylor, 

Frederick W. Greene, Howell F. Wilson. 
George Gould, 
The first meeting of the committee was held for the pur- 
pose of organization, at the School Committee Room, March 
17th, 1894. C. F. P. Bancroft was chosen chairman, and 
John N. Cole, secretary. The general purpose of the com- 
mittee and the main features of the proposed celebration 
were considered and further action postponed to a subsequent 
meeting. 



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A second meeting was held Feb. 13th, 1895. and a third 
on Feb. 21st, 1895, and it was voted to report to the town 
the following recommendations : 

1. That the celebration be held on Wednesday, the 6th of 
May, 1896, this day being the two hundred and fiftieth anni- 
versary of the incorporation of the town by the General 
Court. 

2. That the town of Andover invite the town of North 
Andover, and the citizens thereof, to participate in such way 
as may be convenient and agreeable to them in the celebra- 
tion of the incorporation of the original township in which 
they have a common pride and inheritance. 

3. That on the Sunday preceding the 6th of May, 1896, 
the ministers in the several churches in Andover and North 
Andover be invited and requested to preach memorial ser- 
mons to their respective congregations. 

4. That Albert Poor, Esq.. a lineal descendant of one of 
the original proprietors, and a native citizen of this ancient 
township be invited to deliver a commemorative historical 
address. 

5. That Mrs. Annie Sawyer Downs be invited to prepare 
a poem for the occasion, and that Professor John Wesley 
Churchill be invited to read the same. 

6. That all further details, including whatever is desirable 
in a civic celebration of this character and suitable to this 
community and to our history, such as the ringing of bells, 
the firing of cannon, the decoration of public and private 
buildings, vocal and martial music, athletic games, children's 
festivals, processions, invitations and hospitality, transporta- 
tion, finance, historical and antiquarian collections, printing 
and publication, and any and all other things proper and 
necessary for the worthy celebration of the quarter -millenial 
history of this town be entrusted to the committee, appointed 
by the town for the purpose, to report at the next annual 
meeting, or at such other time as may be found convenient 
to the committee. 



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7. That the town authorize the committee to appoint sub- 
committees and fill vacancies. 
Respectfully submitted. 
For the Committee. 

CECIL F. P. BANCROFT, 

Chairman. 
Andover, Mass., March 4th, 1895. 

Took up Article 16th. 
Voted, To appropriate fifteen hundred dollars (11500) for 
a new Schoolhouse in North District. 

Took up Article 17th. 
Voted, That one hundred and fifty dollars (1150) be ap- 
propriated for the public dump, one hundred dollars (1100) 
to be laid out on the dump on the old railroad, and fifty 
dollars (150) be used for a dump at Ballard Yale, the same 
to be expended under direction of the Board of Heakh. 

Took up Article 18th. 

Voted, To appropriate two hundred dollars (#200) for im- 
provement of town land opposite railroad station, the same 
to be expended in co-operation with the Village Improve- 
ment Society. 

Took up Article 19th. 

Voted, To authorize the Treasurer to hire money for the 
use of the Town in anticipation of taxes of the current year 
and payable therefrom upon approval of the Selectmen. 

Voted, That when this meeting adjourns that it be to three 
weeks from today at 7.30 p.m. 

Took up Article 20th. 

Voted, To raise seventy-two thousand dollars ($ 72,000) by 
taxation. 

Took up Article 21m. 
Voted, That all unexpended appropriations except 9182.89 

balance of the new Grammar School appropriation, be return- 



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ed to the treasury, and that sum be used by the School 
Committee to defray the remaining bills on that building, 
and that the Committee on New Grammar School be dis- 
charged. 

Took up Article 22d. 
Voted, That a Finance Committee shall be appointed at 
this meeting to consist of the three Selectmen, Chairman of 
boards of Water Commissioners, School Committe, and Chief 
of the Fire Department, and ten other citizens to be appoint- 
ed by the Moderator, they to consider town matters and 
make recommendations for 1896, same to be printed in next 
annual report. 

The Moderator appointed the following persons as the 
Committee of Citizens to act with the Selectmen and others : 
John W. Bell, John J. Sweeney, 

J. Warren Berry, Felix G. Haynes, 

Joseph M. Bradley, George W. Foster. 

John N. Cole, John L. Smith, 

Joseph A. Smart, William Marland. 

Voted, That Punchard School Building be used for no 
purposes other than those immediately connected with the 
School, and for educational purposes. 

The meeting adjourned at five o'clock p. m. 
Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



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Adjourned Meeting, March 20th, 1895. 

The meeting opened at 7.30 P. M. 

The Moderator declared the vote by which a Board of 
Health was chosen, void, for noncompliance witli the Statute 
of 1894, and it was 

Voted, To proceed to choice of Board of Health. 
A ballot was taken, the check list being used, the polls 
were closed at forty minutes past seven o'clock, and the vote 
was declared by the Moderator. 

Charles E. Abbott, for three years, 5 

Arthur Bliss, for two years, 6 

Howell F. Wilson, for one year, 5 

and they were declared elected. 

Voted, To proceed to consider the By-Laws. 
The following is a copy of the By-Laws as amended. 
ARTICLE I. 

OF TOWN MEETINGS AND RULES FOR THE GOVERNMENT THEREOF. 

Section 1. The annual Town Meeting for the election of Town 
Officers, and for other purposes, shall be held on the first Monday of 
March. 

Sect. 2. The warrants for all Town Meetings shall be directed to 
either of the Constables of the Town, and meetings shall be notified by 
posting attested copies of the warrant on the Town house, on each school- 
house, and in not less than five other public places where bills and notices 
are usually posted, two Sundays at leant before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 3 The Town Officers, which are required by law to be chosen 
by ballot, and their respective terms of office, shall be designated in the 
warrant for the Annual Meeting, 

Sect. 4. At the Annual Meeting, after the choice of Moderator, the 
polls shall remain open for the choice of officers at least four hours. At 
any election, after the balloting has begun, no vote fixing the time for 
closing the polls shall be reconsidered, except for the purpose of extending 
such time. 

Sect. 5. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be re- 
ceived, but, to adjourn the meeting, to lay on the table, to commit or 
amend, to refer or to postpone to a day certain, or to postpone indefinitely, 
which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they 
are named. 



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Sect. 6. Upon taking the question, if the decision of the Moderator 
is doubted, or a division of the house called for, the Moderator shall re- 
quest all persons in the house to be seated, and may appoint Tellers. 
The question shall then be distinctly stated, and those voting in the 
affirmative and negative respectively, shall be requested to rise and stand 
in their places until they are counted by the Moderator, or the Tellers, if 
any ; and no person shall be counted who does not comply with the re- 
quest to occupy a seat. 

Sect. 7. No vote shall be reconsidered at the same meeting, except 
upon a motion made within one hour of the adoption of such vote, unless 
ordered by two-thirds of the voters present and voting thereon. 

Sect. 8. The proceedings of the town meeting, not otherwise pro- 
vided for in these by-laws, shall be governed by the general rules of par- 
liamentary law. 

ARTICLE II. 

OF CERTAIN POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS NOT PRE- 
SCRIBED BY THE STATUTES. 

Section 1. The Selectmen have full authority as agents of the 
Town, to institute and prosecute suits in the name of the Town, and to 
appear and defend suits brought against it, unless it is otherwise specially 
ordered by a vote of the Town. 

Sect. 2. Whenever it shall be necessary to execute any deed, or any 
other instrument required to carry into effect any vote of the Town, the 
same shall be executed by the Selectmen, or a majority of them, in the 
name and behalf of the Town, unless the Town shall otherwise vote in 
any special case. 

Sect. 3. The Selectmen shall annually appoint five or more Police 
Officers, pursuant to the law of the Commonwealth, — one of whom they 
shall designate as Chiet of Police, who shall have the general supervision 
and direction of the police force of the town, when on duty, — who, in ad- 
dition to their other duties required by the laws of the Commonwealth 
shall make complaints and carry into execution any judgments for viola- 
tions of these By-Laws, excepting those relating to truancy. The com- 
pensation of such Police Officers shall be fixed by the Selectmen. 

Sect. 4. The Selectmen shall annually, at least four days before 
the Annual Meeting, cause to be distributed among the tax-payers of the 
town a detailed Report, in print, of all moneys received into and paid out 
of the Town Treasury during the preceding financial year, which report 
shall be examined and approved by the Auditors before it is printed. 
They shall also publish with said Report such information and recommen- 
dations as they may deem proper ; with detailed estimates of the amounts 
of money which will be required for the current financial year. The 



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Reports of the Treasurer's and Collector's Accounts shall also be printed 
annually with the Selectmen's Report. Each decennial valuation of 
estates made by the Assessors, or an abstract thereof, shall be printed and 
distributed in pamphlet form within six months after the same shall be 
made. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep a book of 
Records, with an index thereto, for the purpose of recording the location 
of all highways and town ways within the town. 

Sect. 6. The School Committee shall print and distribute their 
Annual Report before the thirtieth day of April in each year. 

Sect. 7. There shall be chosen at the Annual Meeting, three 
Auditors of Accounts, who shall audit the accounts of the Selectmen, 
Treasurer, and Collector, Trustees of Punchard School, Trustees of 
Memorial Hall, and Cemetery Committee ; and all other Town Officers 
and Trustees and for this purpose they may have access to, and examine 
all accounts kept by the Selectmen, School Committee, Road Commission- 
ers, Engineers of the Fire Department, and all other Town Officers 
and Trustees of Funds held for the benefit of the town. 

ARTICLE III. 

FINANCIAL REGULATIONS. 

Section 1. The financial year shall begin with the second Monday 
of January in each year. 

Sect. 2. No money shall be paid from the treasury of the town 
unless the bill or order for the payment to be made shall be approved by 
a majority of the Selectmen. 

Sect. 3. The assessment of taxes shall be completed, and the tax- 
list and warrant shall be delivered to the Collector, on or before the fifth 
day of August in each year. 

Sect. 4. All taxes assessed in each year shall be paid on or before 
the first day of November in the same year; and on all such taxes as shall 
not be paid on or before said first day of November, interest shall be 
charged, at a rate to be fixed annually by a vote of the Town, pursuant 
to the Statutes of the Commonwealth. The Collector shall use all the 
means and processes provided by law for the collection of all taxes re- 
maining unpaid after the first day of December in each year. Bills for 
poll-taxes only shall be payable on demand. 

Sect. 5. The Collector shall cause to be printed upon the tax-bills 
the foregoing By-law, with the rate of interest on unpaid taxes fixed by a 
vote of the Town with the rate of discount, if any, for early payment. 



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Sect. 6. The compensation of the Collector of Taxes shall be fixed 
annually by the town ; and he shall pay over to the Treasurer all moneys 
reeeived by him for taxes as soon as collected ; and he shall pay over to 
the Treasurer the amount of all taxes collected by him, on or before the 
expiration of his term of office. 

Sect. 7. All money deposited with the Town Treasurer for the 
preservation and care of burial lots under the provisions of Sect. 17, 
Chap. 82, of the Public Statutes shall be deposited in Savings Banks in 
the name of the Town Treasurer of Andover, in trust, for the care of the 
lot designated by the depositor, and the annual income shall be drawn 
by the Treasurer and be paid out for the care and preservation of the 
lot so designated. 

ARTICLE IV. 

TRUANCY. 

The Town of Andover hereby avails itself of the several provisions of 
the Statutes of this Commonwealth now in force, relating to habitual 
truants and absentees from school. 

ARTICLE V. 

POLICE REGULATIONS. 

Section. 1. The Selectmen, before granting a written permission 
to move a building in any public street or way in the town under the 
statutes, shall ascertain if the destruction or injury of any shade or orna- 
mental tree, shrub or any fixture of ornament or utility, standing in a 
street, way, or enclosure adjoining the same, will be caused thereby ; and 
if in such case in the opinion of the Selectmen, such permission should be 
granted, they may require the person applying to give satisfactory 
security to any person owning such trees, shrubs or fixtures, to indemnify 
him for any damage caused as aforesaid, before giving such permission. 

Sect. 2. ~No person shall pasture any cattle, goats, or other animals, 
either with or without a keeper, upon any street or way in the town, pro- 
vided that nothing herein contained shall affect the right of a person to 
the use of the land within the limits of a street or way adjoining his own 
premises. 

Sect. 3. ~No person shall at any time without the permission of the 
Selectmen, discharge any firearms, cannon, or swivel in any street or 
way, near any vehicle passing thereon, or any dwelling-house, except in 
performance of some legal duty. 

Sect. 4. No person shall behave in any indecent or disorderly 
manner, or use profane, indecent, or insulting language, in any public 
place, or on any sidewalk or street in the town, to the annoyance or dis- 
turbance of any other person there being, or passing in a peaceable 



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manner, or by any noise, gesture, or other means wantonly and designedly 
frighten any horse in any street or other public place in the town. 

Sect. 5. No person shall continue to stand or remain alone or with 
others near, on any sidewalk or in any public place, in such a manner as 
to obstruct a free passage for travellers thereon, after having been re- 
quested by a Constable or Police Officer to move on. 

Sect. 6. No person shall affix with paste or by any other mean?, 
any bill, placard, or notice, or shall write any figures, words or devices, to 
or upon a building, wall or fence in the town, where the owner or occu- 
pant shall have posted a notice forbidding the same. 

Sect. 7. No person shall drive, wheel or draw any coach, cart, 
wheelbarrow, handcart, velocipede, bicycle, or any carriage of burden or 
pleasure (excepting children's carriages, drawn by hand) upon any side- 
walk in the town, or permit any horse, cattle, swine, or sheep under his or 
her care, to go upon any sidewalk in town. 

Sect. 8. No person shall put, place, or pile, wood, lumber, stones, 
or other materials within the limits of any public street or way within the 
town, without written permission of the Selectmen. 

Sect. 9. No person shall sprinkle, scatter, or put upon any side- 
walk, crossing, or street, or upon the rails, switches, or other appliances 
of a street railway in any street, any salt or mixture of salt, except in 
accordance with a permit from the Selectmen. 

Sect. 10. No person shall make any bonfire or other fire, or kick 
foot-ball, or play at any game in which a ball is used, or fly a kite or 
balloon, or throw stones or snowballs, or other missiles, in any public 
street or way in the town. 

Sect. 11. No person shall bathe or swim in any public or exposed 
place in this town. 

Sect. 12. No person shall coast or slide on any sled or other like 
vehicle in or upon and public street or way in the town But the Select- 
men in their discretion may by public notice designate any streets or 
ways where coasting may be permitted for a period to be designated in 
such notice. 

Sect. 13. The Selectmen may grant a written license to any person 
to occupy or obstruct a sidewalk for a limited time for the more conven- 
ient erection, alteration, or repair of a building, and they shall require 
the person to whom such license is given to furnish a satisfactory bond to 
the Town to hold it harmless fiom all claims for loss or damage arising 
from such occupancy or obstruction. Whenever any sidewalk becomes 
obstructed under such license, the person doing the woik or causing the 
same to be done shall place a good and convenient temporary walk 



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around such obstructions when ordered to do so by the Selectmen cr per- 
son or board having charge of the public streets. 

Sect. 14. No person shall be allowed to throw posters, hand-bills, 
flyers, advertising sheets, waste or rubbish in the public streets or ways, 
nor place any poster, tin tag, or other device on any building, fence, bill 
board, bridge, or pole standing within the limits of a street without the 
written permission of the Selectmen. 

Sect. 15. All penalties and forfeitures recovered for breach of any 
of these By-laws shall be paid into the town treasury for the use of the 
Town. 

Sect. 16. Every violation of any of the foregoing By-laws shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than two nor more than twenty dollars. 

ARTICLE VI. 
Section 1. These By-laws may be amended at any Annual Town 
Meeting ; an article or articles for that purpose having been inserted in 
the warrant for such meeting. 

Sect. 2. These By-laws shall take effect on their approval by the 
Superior Court, or a Justice thereof, and all By-laws heretofore adopted 
by the Town are hereby repealed on the date of such approval. 

A True Copy — Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 
The foregoing By-laws are approved. 

CHARLES S. LILLEY, 

Justice Superior Court. 

The subject of Sewerage was then taken up, and it was 
Voted, That the Town by its Sewer Commissioners petition 
the General Court for authority to establish a system of 
sewerage with an outlet therefore through North Andover 
and Lawrence into the Merrimack Kiver ; for authority to 
issue bonds for construction of its system of sewerage in 
excess of the limit of municipal indebtedness ; for authority 
to apportion sewer assessments over a term of years and to 
do all other acts necessary or convenient to the introduction 
of sewerage in said Town of Andover. 

Voted, That five hundred dollars be raised and appropriat- 
ed for the use of the Sewer Commissioners in further investi- 
gating the matter of sewerage. 



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Voted, That all provisions of law relating to sewerage 
which may be adopted by vote of towns be and they are here- 
by adopted. 

Voted, That the Moderator appoint a Committee of three 
to have charge of building of Schoolhouse in the North 
District. 

The Moderator appointed John N. Cole, Samuel H. Bout- 
well, and Albert A. Hardy, as that committee. 
Voted, That the meeting be dissolved. 
The foregoing is a true copy of the doings of the adjourn- 
ment meeting. 
Attest, 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



Selectmen's Account. 



SCHOOLS. 


817 




Appropriation, March 4th, 


,500 00 


W. A. Baldwin, Superintendent, 


$639 36 




G. E. Johnson, Superintendent, 


513 15 




S. M. Wilbur, teaching, 


331 59 




Clara A. Putnam, teaching, 


244 00 




F. W. Meldrum, teaching, 


424 84 




Annie E. Chase, teaching, 


423 17 




E. A. McLawlin, teaching, 


494 17 




C. B. Dean, teaching, 


424 84 




L. A. Roach, teaching, 


413 10 




A. 0. S. demons, teaching, 


413 06 




J. S. Abbott, teaching, 


424 84 




L. F. Farnum, teaching, 


423 17 




M. C. Donovan, teaching, 


473 13 




J. B. F. Greene, teaching*, 


424 84 




J. A. Birnie, teaching, 


424 84 




M. D. McLeod, teaching, 


424 84 




S. N. Molther, teaching, 


500 08 




C. A. Deane, teaching, 


419 81 




Susie G. Meldrum, teaching, 


381 03 




M. F. Brown, teaching, 


424 84 




R. S. Copeland, teaching, 


424 84 




F. I. Abbott, teaching, 


421 18 




L. A. Abbott, teaching, 


474 06 




F. D. Hayes, teaching, 


241 93 




H. W. Battles, teaching, 


424 84 




Amount carried forward, 


$11629 58 





Zi 



Appropriation, 




817,500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


•111629 58 


Mary Munroe, teaching, 


356 


68 


I. G. Goldthwait, teaching, 


217 


81 


Mabel Vinton, teaching, 


107 


32 


L. R. Editions, teaching, 


162 


00 


Gertrude E. Holt, teaching, 


342 


00 


Annie Bout well, teaching, 


188 


32 


Myra L. Burbeck, teaching, 


207 


00 


Emilie B. Stefan, teaching, 


193 


87 


Edward Butterworth, teaching, 


241 


96 


D. M. Farnum, taaching, 


210 


75 


Emma Batchelder, teaching, 


99 


00 


M. Pfaffmann, teaching, 


90 


00 


Mabel F. Fuller, teaching, 


80 


00 


C. N. Lane, teaching, 


355 


20 


S. W. Monroe, teaching. 


85 


95 


F. Chandler, teaching, 


135 


00 


Gertrude Burtt, teaching, 


135 


00 


G. L. Dyke, teaching, 


131 40 


E. Demorest, teaching, 


375 


00 


E. Rolb, teaching, 


81 


00 


Ida J. Holt, teaching, 


3 


35 


Grace L. Burtt, teaching, 


45 


00 


E. M. Dearborn, teaching, 


42 


08 


A. A. Richardson, teaching, 


22 


29 


Mrs. Hellen Higgins, teaching, 


28 


38 


Abbott Erving, janitor, 


572 


66 


James Scott, janitor, 


230 


25 


Orrell Ashton, janitor, 


228 


00 


C. A. Craig, janitor, 


87 


50 


F. H. Hardy, janitor, 


15 


00 


Alma Bourdelais, janitor, 


13 


50 


Fred J. Noyes, janitor, 


22 


00 


Fred Hanson, janitor, 


22 


00 


Newton & Flint, janitors, 


22 


00 


Amount carried forward, 


*16778 


85 



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Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward \ 
Egar Mclntire, janitor, 
Albert Flint, janitor, 
C. A. Hardy, janitor and labor, 
Clodia Bourdelais, janitor, 
Leon G. Flint, janitor and preparing wood 
Mattie Bourdelais, janitor, 
Edward F. Bailey, janitor, 
Edward McGovern, janitor, 
Frank E. Gleason, coal, 

A. A. Hardy, wood, 
John B. Abbott, wood, 
James S. Flint, wood, 
W. H. Tucker, wood, 
H. K. Flint, wood, 
George F. Baker, wood, 
Samuel Cheever, wood, 
James Toye, wood, 
Daniel Fitzpatrick, wood and labor, 
August Palm, wood, 
Albert J. Doyle, preparing wood, 
George E. Flint, preparing wood, 
C. L. Bailey, preparing wood, 

B. K. Fitzpatrick, preparing wood, 
Reuben Webb, preparing wood, 
A. F. Saunders, labor, 
Minnie W. Schuyler, 
Elmer S. Curtiss, car fare, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



#17,500 00 


#16,778 85 




30 00 




14 00 




41 08 




5 50 




od, 10 00 




7 50 




8 00 




12 00 




1377 16 




13 50 




48 30 




27 50 




27 25 




20 50 




14 00 




6 07 




5 50 




13 50 




11 00 




1 50 




3 50 




6 75 




2 00 




1 50 




5 00 




2 00 




1 74 




aima* on 


<jp j- 




#4 80 



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SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 13250 00 

A. A. Hardy, labor, 

Frank H. Hardy, repairs, 

T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 

Albany Venetian Blind Co., blinds, 

H. P. Noyes, supplies, 

Bussey Bros., supplies, 

Brown's Express, 

H. F. Chase, supplies, 

Peabody, Whitney & Co., supplies, 

E. C. Pike, supplies and repairs, 

F. G. Haynes & Co., supplies, 
United States School Furniture Co., 

furniture, 
A. M. Caldwell, supplies, 
Briggs & Allyn M'f g Co., mouldings, 
Chandler Adjustable Chair and Desk 

Co., supplies, 
Wm. C. Edwards, repairs and labor, 
Merrill & Cutler, professional services, 
George Saunders, supplies, 
Brainaru Cummings, repairs, 
J. E. Remick, repairs, 
Hardy & Cole, repairs, 
W. H. Carter, labor, 
Joseph Gorst, labor, 

G. B. Smart & Co., labor and stock, 

Amount carried forward, 



$ 2 


25 


1 


85 


2 


75 


137 


92 


45 35 


3 


00 


9 


21 


2 


25 


25 


20 


29 


72 


8 


20 


382 


02 


26 39 


24 


00 


6 90 


50 


00 


50 


00 


6 


30 


84 


27 


4 00 


438 


73 


4 00 


7 


00 


6 


65 


$1357 96 



30 



Appropriation, Marcli 5th, 


13250 00 


Amount brought forward, 


11357 96 


John S. Dearborn, repairs, 


10 85 


H. F. Rutter & Co., boiler and labor, 


1006 25 


C. A. Craig, labor, 


4 95 


C. L. Bailey, repairs, 


3 75 


C. A. Hardy, repairs, 


2 10 


H. McLawlin, supplies, 


61 30 


Andover Village Improvement Society, 


13 25 


American Express Co., 


3 10 


Myra L. Burbeck, curtains, 


25 


J. E. Whiting, repairing clocks, 


1 50 


John E. Smith, engineering, 


6 00 


M. T. Walsh, repairs, 


49 82 


George Mander, labor, 


2 CO 


George W. Chandler, grading, 


477 60 


D. Donovan & Son, painting and stock, 


30 46 


J. E. Holt, trees, 


3 00 


Joshua H. Chandler, labor, 


5 30 


C. C. Holt, pump and repairs, 


33 50 


Charles H. Newton, building fence and 




repairs, 


16 30 


Abiel F. Saunders, labor, 


2 50 


J. H. Blunt, labor, 


24 00 


George W. Horn, repairs, 


14 61 


Abbott Erving, repairs, 


114 97 


George E. Flint, repairing glass, 


80 


Mary F. Waldo, labor, 


1 00 


Mrs. Maria Stewart, labor, 


1 63 


Total expenditure, 


13248 75 


Balance unexpended, 


11 25 



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NEW NORTH SCHOOL. 

Appropriation, $1500 00 

Hardy & Cole, $1420 36 

E. C. Pike, 75 00 

Total expenditure, 1495 36 

Balance unexpended, $4 64 



GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Appropriation, $182 39 

W. C. Edwards, 180 00 

Balance unexpended, $2 39 



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SOHOOL-BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 


Appropriation, March 4th, 


$1500 00 


Silver, Burdett & Co., 


70 35 


Arthur Bliss, 


1 95 


J. L. Hamraett, 


334 45 


Ginn & Co., 


283 98 


Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 


35 62 


Public School Publishing Co., 


1 55 


Boston School Supply Co., 


1 20 


Laura F. Farnham, 


63 


D. C. Heath & Co., 


24 60 


American Book Co., 


100 01 


F. F. Murdock, 


2 25 


Willard Small, 


5 29 


W. C. Schaefer, 


3 30 


John N. Cole, 


268 IT 


Lee & Sheppard, 


28 00 


American Express Co., 


8 85 


Andover Press, 


18 70 


W. H. Baldwin, 


5 05 


University Publishing Co., 


36 58 


Leach, Shewell & Sanborn, 


42 02 


Lothrop Publishing Co., 


5 00 


Prang Educational Co., 


52 79 


Comstock Publishing Co., 


4 00 


Brown's Express, 


6 50 


Educational Publishing Co., 


63 


Chandler Adjustable Chair and Desk Co., 


98 50 


Werner Co., 


1 20 


F. G. Haynes & Co., 


3 16 


Brainard Cummings, 


3 92 


Central School Supply House, 


30 00 


Tuttle Express, 


6 25 


J. & 1. E. Moore, 


3 00 


J. E. Johnson, 


3 80 


Greenwood School Supply Co., 


1 44 


Boston & Maine R. R., 


1 14 


Total expenditure, 


$1493 88 


Balance unexpended, 


$6 12 



Highways and Bridges 



Appropriation, March 5th, $5000 00 

E. Pike, supplies, 

Harry Abbott, labor, 

American Road Machine Co., scraper, 

Herbert F. Chase, guide board, 

Herbert F. Chase, filing saws, 

R. M. McLaughlin, sawing lumber, 

Hardy & Cole,'teams, 

A. Blood, repairs on engine and scraper, 

A. J. Wellington, supplies, 

N. R. Bailey, labor, 

Anderson & Bowman, tools and repairs, 

Brainard Cummings, fence, 

Hardy & Cole, timber for fence, 

W. Lovejoy, labor on culvert, 

E. W. Foster, posts, 

S. G. Bailey, mowing bushes, 

A. W. Caldwell, paint, 

J. J. Abbott, stone, 

Stephen E. Abbott, labor, 

E. W. Bigelow,oil, 

Treat Hardware Co., supplies and pipe, 

Burnham & Page, belts, 

George Blood, labor, 

Fred Byron, zinc, 

Joseph Russell, labor and stone work, 

Joshua Chandler, mowing bushes, etc., 

John S. Dearborn, labor, 

Amount carried forward, $841^56 



$ 1 50 


31 00 


200 00 


3 85 


50 


13 45 


14 80 


49 28 


13 76 


5 50 


24 20 


5 20 


204 66 


2 00 


110 00 


5 83 


4 95 


21 80 


49 50 


7 25 


23 37 


10 58 


17 60 


5 40 


5 25 


9 33 


1 00 



34 



Appropriation, March 4th, 

Amount brought forward, $ 

Taylor Iron and steel company, concaves, 
J. W. Mooar, painting signs and stone, 
William McCallum, gravel, 
Concord Foundry Co., grates, 
Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 
American Express Company, 
Thomas P. Harriman, repairs and tools, 
Charles F. Mayer & Son, repairs 
Joseph Bourdelais, labor, 
W. H. Tucker, labor, 
John McCarthy, stone work, 
Burns Nickerson, labor, 
James Grieves, mowing bushes, 
Almon Abbott, mowing bushes, 
C. N. Moulton, labor, 
William Livingston, gravel, 
Edward Moulton, gravel and labor, 
Albert Bancroft, stone work, 
A. M. Davis, stone work 
John Sweeney, stone work and team, 
Dennis Sweeney, repairs, 
F. G. Haynes & Co., tools. 
John Conoly, labor, 
C. E. Knowlton, labor, 
Thomas Horan, labor, 
A. Bryant & Son, hammers, 
Reuben Webb, labor, 
Edward McCabe, iron work, 
George Morgan, labor, 
Nelson Hibbard, labor, 
George Ward, labor, 
A. B. Cutler, stone, 
Almon Moody, stone, 
Locke & Jones, stone, 

Amount carried forward, $1900 95 



15000 00 


i 841 36 


50 04 


6 44 


10 72 


14 75 


4 09 


3 25 


15 95 


4 6b 


153 42 


189 55 


37 00 


10 50 


18 83 


63 38 


28 16 


14 32 


8 40 


19 36 


15 50 


39 08 


4 00 


2 77 


86 13 


1 00 


36 37 


4 25 


53 25 


21 79 


36 00 


36 00 


29 00 


15 44 


3 50 


22 50 



35 



Appropriation, March 4th, 


$50(0 


00 


Amount brought forward, 


$1900 95 




Samuel Smith, repairs, 


3 75 




Daniel Sullivan, labor, 


7 00 




Turtle's Express, 


7 50 




Patrick Clark, labor, 


4 50 




James 0. Carter, cutting timber, 


36 75 




Frank McCluskar, labor, 


262 24 




Thomas Higgins, labor, 


138 44 




C. W. Livingston, labor, 


10 50 




Hugh Malcomb, labor, 


118 41 




John Clinton, labor, 


215 36 




Patrick Hartnett, labor, 


253 25 




Timothy Madden, labor, 


129 89 




William Leary, labor, 


251 80 




Patrick Conway, labor, 


114 75 




Thomas Lawrence, labor, 


16 50 




Hiram Carter, labor, 


59 11 




Daniel Harrington, labor, 


36 50 




Sevitt Peterson, labor, 


22 50 




C. Cronan, labor, 


7 00 




T. C. Sullivan, labor, 


239 56 




P. Marooney, labor, 


6 67 




T. H. Lord, labor, ' 


91 56 




S. A. Lovejoy, labor, 


24 50 




J. Cronan, labor, 


7 50 




John Scofield, labor, 


1 75 




Joseph T. Lovejoy, superintendent, 


525 00 




John O'Brien, labor, 


16 14 




M. Leary, labor, 


65 00 




William McKenzie, labor, 


44 33 




E. Moulton, labor, 


35 00 




William Nickerson; labor, 


13 67 




John Haggerty, labor, 


340 47 




Henry McLawlin, tools and supplies, 


73 02 




M. Stack, labor, 


60 25 




Amount carried forward, 


$5141 12 





36 



Appropriation, March 4th, 



15000 00 



Amount brought forward, 


15141 12 


John Leary, labor, 


77 38 


Herbert Whitten, labor, 


263 50 


Thomas O'Brien, labor, 


38 00 


Jerry Leary, labor, 


37 00 


Town Farm Team, labor, 


39 50 


John Madden, labor, 


36 94 


Patrick Lynch, labor, 


16 61 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


104 22 


James Ronan, labor, 


79 50 


Alvin Lovejoy, labor, 


41 42 


Victor Engleholme, labor, 


153 08 


Total expenditure, 


fftfiO°S °7 




Overdrawn, 


$1028 27 


STATE HIGHWAY. 




Albert Bancroft, stone work, 


$41 53 


John Leary, labor, 


9 14 


William Leary, labor, 


61 84 


Frank McCluskar, labor, 


50 75 


Fred Davis, stone work, 


26 33 


John Sweeney, stone work, 


26 00 


Daniel Sweeney, stone work, 


26 00 


Joseph Soutar, labor, 


5 00 


Mooar & McCollom, gravel, 


28 96 


Locke & Jones, stone, 


39 00 


Dennis Sweeney, labor, 


48 


American Road Machine, repairs, 


59 00 


Osgood & Co., scales, 


32 40 


Charles Woodburn, engine man, 


155 33 


Joseph Bateman, labor, 


8 14 


Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 


3 48 


Hardy & Cole, labor and lumber, 


33 32 



Amount carried forward, 



$606 70 



37 



Amount brought forward, 


$606 70 


E. C. Pike, use of pump, 


4 57 


Young's Express, 


1 50 


K. Bradley Co., oil, 


15 50 


George Mander, labor, 


13 16 


Con Cronin, labor, 


41 33 


Nelson Hibbard, labor and stone, 


126 00 


John D. Driscoll, paving, 


22 39 


George W. Chandler, labor, 


33 13 


George W. Chandler, coal, 


45 42 


C. N. L. Stone, stone, 


3 04 


R. Dodson, stone, 


40 


E. N. Matthews, stone, 


80 


Joseph T. Lovejoj, stone, 


2 98 


John L. Noyes, wood, 


7 50 


William Raymond, labor, 


4 80 


John Madden, labor, 


173 64 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


174 99 


Thomas Higgins, labor, 


139 81 


Victor Engleholme, labor, 


163 51 


Hugh Malcolm, labor, 


118 24 


Patrick Hartnett, labor, 


75 53 


E. Lawrence, labor, 


36 75 


Town Farm Team, labor, 


172 00 


Herbert Whitten, labor, 


191 50 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


46 86 


William McKenzie, labor, 


25 6b 


William Ronan, labor, 


134 67 


M. Stack, labor, 


168 00 


Jerry Leary, labor, 


60 00 


John Higgins, labor, 


2 36 


Patrick Lynch, labor, 


25 16 


Patrick Lynch, labor, 


99 36 


D. Mcintosh, labor, 


3 97 


William Connor, labor. 


15 75 


John O'Brien, labor, 


129 20 


Amount carried forward, 


$2886 17 



38 



Amount brought forward , 


$2886 17 


Scvitt Peterson, labor, 


6 83 


Alvin Lovejoy, labor, 


41 33 


Dan Harrington, labor, 


61 50 


John Clmlon, labor, 


174 10 


James Ronan, labor, 


57 10 


James Ronan, 2d, labor, 


34 62 


T. C.Sullivan, labor, 


63 58 


J. Bourdelais and son, labor, 


271 53 


George Ward, labor, 


185 00 


M. Leary, labor, 


223 33 


Hiram Carter, labor, 


95 46 


Thomas O'Brien; labor, 


156 50 


Charles Hussey, labor, 


43 33 


Charles Robinson, labor, 


58 82 


George Morgan, labor, 


109 50 


A. W- Baker, wood, 


20 00 


Treat Hardware Co., waste, 


1 92 


J. H. Home & Suns Co., labor, 


2 20 


Massachusetts Broken Stone Co., 


1701 24 


Frank E. Gleason, wood and coal, 


11 25 


Stephen Blaney, 


10 88 


John McCarthy, stone work, 


16 50 


Edward Mooar, 


22 83 


Dan Sullivan, labor, 


24 17 


George Worcester, labor, 


7 50 


Edward S. Moulton, labor, 


10 00 


George Pillsbury, wood, 


30 00 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


22 13 


Michael O'Connor, paving, 


13 75 


W. H. Tucker, stone, 


5 60 


J. J. Abbott, stone, 


35 20 


James Grieves, labor, 


92 50 


Goldsmith & McCallum, gravel, 


23 52 


B. Cummings, square. 


50 




$6523 39 


Received from State Treasurer, 


$6338 63 


Miscellaneous to balance, 


184 76 




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39 



KEMOVINa SNOW. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 




Hardy & Cole, labor, 


$ 3 00 


Frank McCluskar, labor, 


59 90 


James 0. Carter, labor, 


80 39 


Patrick Hartnett, labor, 


4 28 


William Leary, labor, 


9 69 


James Haggerty, labor, 


69 


George Chandler, labor, 


6 00 


Michael Stack, labor, 


12 50 


Charles P. Rea, labor, 


8 00 


James Anderson, labor, 


1 50 


S. A. Lovejoy, labor, 


11 50 


John Noyes, labor, 


5 00 


L. G. Buck, labor, 


6 75 


John Haggerty, labor, 


97 99 


William H. Tucker, labor, 


33 90 


James J. Abbott, labor, 


27 71 


J. T. Lovejoy, Supt., salary, 


225 00 


Timothy Sullivan, labor, 


9 73 


T. H. Lord, labor, 


1 75 


C. Cheever, labor, 


1 70 


W. J. Reed, labor, 


1 50 


Arthur O'Connell, labor, 


3 31 


John Donovan, labor, 


3 31 


George Carter, labor, 


3 00 


William Clark, labor, 


3 50 


Robert Watson, labor, 


1 17 


Benjamin Lovejoy, labor, 


1 75 


Michael Dugan, labor, 


1 83 


John Leary, labor, 


3 89 


Frank Cunningham, labor, 


9 83 


Lewis Schneider, labor, 


1 50 


T. F. Higgins, labor, 


6 42 


George Hatch, labor, 


6 00 



$500 00 



Amount carried forward, 1653 99 



40 



Appropriation, March 4th, 


1500 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$653 99 


David Long, labor, 


5 50 


John Maddox, labor, 


6 00 


James Saunders, labor, 


83 


C. C. Blunt, labor, 


63 68 


Brinton Baker, labor, 


3 30 


J. H. Baker, labor, 


1 80 


Patrick Murphy, labor, 


5 28 


Daniel Murphy, labor, 


4 33 


George Dane, labor, 


1 83 


Samuel H. Boutwell, labor, 


7 00 


W. R. Carter, labor, 


76 17 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, 


19 55 


George Goldsmith, labor, 


7 66 


Paul Baum, labor, 


1 75 


James Crowley, labor, 


1 92 


Jerry O'Brien, labor, 


2 80 


E. W. Burtt, labor, 


26 55 


Patrick Conway, labor, 


5 00 


C. C. Stickney, labor, 


21 50 


J. Warren Mooar, labor, 


2 50 


John B. Jenkins, labor, 


7 50 


James Olroyd, labor, 


1 17 


Phillip Caffrey, labor, 


1 75 


Mrs. Harriet Buck, labor, 


4 00 


John H. Clinton, labor, 


4 67 


Stephen Corthell, labor, 


2 17 


Edward Riley, labor, 


2 33 


William O'Donnell, labor, 


2 17 


Hugh F. O'Donnell, labor, 


1 50 


James McCone, labor, 


1 50 


Dennis Murrane, labor, 


1 33 


Thomas Lawrence, labor, 


3 63 


Haidy Brothers, labor, 


18 00 


Joseph Gorst, labor, 


2 17 


Amount carried forward. 


$973 83 



41 



Appropriation, March 4th, 




$500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$972 83 




Jabez Ward man, labor, 


2 17 




Henry Bourdelais, labor, 


4 67 




L. Dubord, labor, 


3 17 




Frank Fenleson, labor, 


1 67 




W. Shaw, labor, 


1 67 




Augustus Upton, labor, 


2 41 




Joseph Bourdelais, labor, 


41 00 




B. F. Smith, labor, 


23 84 




H. E. Gould, labor, 


40 50 




Nathan R. Bailey, labor, 


14 5'o 




Joshua H. Chandler, labor, 


19 23 




E. S. Hardy, labor, 


11 00 




S. H. Bailey, labor, 


9 66 




Charles A. Jameson, labor, 


6 67 




S. Gilman Bailey, labor, 


1 33 




Daniel Sweeney, labor, 


3 33 




Michael Feeney, labor, 


4 20 




John Sweeney, labor, 


4 50 




Mrs. J. J. Downing, labor, 


6 00 




Total expenditure, 




11179 40 




Overdrawn, 


1679 40 



42 



SIDEWALKS. 




Appropriation, March 5th, 


1 1000 00 


C. Goldsmith, 


$ 1 00 


John Haggerty, labor, 


42 00 


Charles Stickney, labor, 


7 50 


Thomas Lawrence, 


18 00 


Con. Calahan, 


4 41 


Duffie Concrete Co., concreting, 


1235 40 


Francis A. Flint, curb stones, 


82 50 


Duffie Concrete Co., 


100 72 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, salary, 


75 00 


Total expenditure, 
Re-embursed by abuttors, 


ft'1566 53 


532 08 


Overdrawn, 


$34 45 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OP STREETS. 

To the Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : I herewith present my sixth annual report on 
Highways and Bridges. 

Work was begun on highways April 2, on Central Street 
near the Episcopal Church. This was macadamized twenty- 
two feet in width and three hundred feet in length going- 
east. Our next work w T as on School Street. This we mac- 
adamized from Central Street to just past Locke Street, one 
thousand and thirty feet in length. Ten hundred twenty- 
three feet have been macadamized on Union Street, beginning 
at the Lawrence line. This macadam was put on fourteen 
feet wide, the same as on the state road. 

Four hundred feet of Tellford road have been built on the 
Old Railroad, near the pit known as the slaughter house pit. 
Two hundred feet of Tellford road have been built on the road 
leading from Frye Village to North Andover, between the 
houses of Mr. Mander and Richard Dodson. Four hundred 
feet of Tellford road have been made between Deacon Smith's 



43 

and the corner at Buchan's, and one hundred feet have been 
built west of Deacon Smith's farm, known as the Chandler 
farm. Also about four hundred feet of the same kind of 
road have been made on the Old Turnpike near the Elijah 
Buxton place. 

The road has been repaired with gravel, beginning at. the 
end of the electric road, where needed between there and 
Frye Village. Pearson Street lias been re-surfaced and the 
sidewalk repaired the entire length. Cuba Street lias also 
been re-surfaced. The sidewalks have been repaired from 
Cuba Street up past the house of Deacon Peter Smith. 

The road leading from Charles Shattuck's to Timothy Sul- 
livan's has been gravelled. Then going back to Lowell Street, 
the road has been gravelled from Horatio Barnard's nearly 
to the house of Isaac Carruth, and Tellford read has been 
built from Bellevue Grove to Haggett's Pond Depot. Slight 
repairs have been made in the hollow beyond the Follansbee 
place, and on cross roads leading past the house of Charles 
Moulton; also on the road leading from Dixon's to the Osgood 
schoolhouse. 

More than fifteen miles of road have been 'repaired with 
the road machine in different parts of the town. 

The east sidewalk on Florence Street has been repaired 
from Park to Elm Street. The north sidewalk on Park 
Street has been repaired, and that on Chestnut Street, past 
the houses of George Higgins and Thomas Rhodes. 

The streets in and about Ballardvale have been kept in 
good condition. A new sidewalk lias been built from Mar- 
land Street to the house of Bancroft Haynes. This was quite 
expensive, as a retaining wall had to be built and railed. 

New railing has been put on the Old Railroad on both sides 
from Harding Street to the house of Richard Dodson on the 
North Andover road. This, with the railing at Ballardvale, 
required over four hundred and fifty cedar posts and nearly 
three thousand feet of spruce plank. 

Two manholes and grates have been put on Chestnut Street 
near Abraham Marland's, and two grates have been placed 



44 

on Brook Street. The Pond hole at the foot of Abbott Vil- 
lage hill has been filled up and seventy-five feet of pipe have 
been laid from the gutter to take the water to the river. 

Concrete sidewalks have been laid on the following streets : 
The south side of Chestnut Street beginning at Main Street, 
— the south side of Central Street to the house of Mr. Torr, — 
the north side of Central Street, beginning at the land owned 
by Mrs. Coburn, running east past the South Church to School 
Street, — the north side of Essex Street from Hardy & Cole's 
lumber yard, running east to Main Street, — then north on 
Main Street to Pearson Street. 

Concrete crossings have been made across Essex Street, — 
across Central Street, — from Campion's corner to Memorial 
Hall, and from Valpey's corner to the Post Office. 

The bushes have been cut from the North Andover line to 
Tewksbury and on nearly all the roads in Andover west of 
the West Church. 

A new culvert, two by four, has been put in across the road 
west of the house of Edward Boutwell, and three others have 
been taken up and cleaned out, one at the foot of Abbott Vil- 
lage hill, one that crosses the road on Chandler's hill near 
the Smith & Dove Mill, and one that crosses the road near 
the Boston & Maine depot. 

A piece of road has been built by the state, beginning at 
the Lawrence line, ruining south twenty-seven hundred and 
fifty feet. This was built under the direction of an engineer 
sent from Boston by the state. 

The details of the construction of this road, of interest to 
our citizens are as follows : 

4184 cubic yards excavation, 

4.83 cubic yards ledge, 

2614 square yards shaping road-bed, 

50.2 cubic yards masonry, 

1.5 cubic feet masonry, 

684 cubic feet gravel, 

1350.92 tons native broken stone, 
spread and rolled, 
Amount carried forward, $3292 13 



#1046 00 


3 50 


52 28 


125 50 


6 00 


273 60 


1785 25 



■13292 13 




524 


64 




12 


75 




2682 


01 


#6511 53 








16338 63 


> 




172 88 






266 76 






75 40 



45 

Amount brought forward, 
874.4 square yards gutters paved, 
Setting 11 monuments, 
1308.30 tons Salem stone, spread and 
rolled, 

Total amount work approved, 

The Town Treasurer has received on 

above account, 
Due the town from state on this account, 
15 per cent of last month's work, 
39 cents per cuhic yard overlay, 
Drain and catch basin work, 
Several items of extra work not in con- 
tract, on which prices will be made 
when road is finished. 
The town lias paid out, 86523 39 

Bills unpaid, 679 78 

It is generally understood that this state road will be built 
from Lawrence to Boston, to be maintained by the state. 

This piece, which is nearly completed, was built on a con- 
tract between the State Highway Commission and the Board 
of Selectmen. Delays in obtaining road material for the sur- 
face and breaking down of machinery has made the road cost 
the town somewhat more than it will receive, but it seems to 
be money well spent. 

Yours respectfully, 

JOSEPH T. LOVEJOY, 

Supt, of Streets 



The over-draw on the regular highway appropriation was 
made on account of two or three heavy rains during the lat- 
ter part of the season. It has been estimated that there was 
from three to five thousand dollars damage done. Knowing 
that the State Highway would occupy the time during the 
latter part of the season, the regular repairs were finished 
early in the year, so that when the extra call came the ap- 
propriation had been nearly exhausted. 



46 
HOUSES AND DEIVERS. 

Appropriation, March 4th, $3000 00 

Frank M. Smith, care of horses, 
Martin L. Walker, care of horses, 
Andover Electric Light Company, light, 
C. E. Knowlton, wood work, 
Charles F. Mayer and Son, harness, labor, 
Henry McLawlin, supplies, 
Frank E. Gleason, hay and straw, 
T. A. Holt and Co., grain, 
John O'Connell. repairs, 
Anderson and Bowman, iron-work, 
George L. Burnham, Supt., hay, 
J. O. Carter, care of horses, 
Smith and Manning, grain, 
T. H. Lord, labor, 
J. T. Lovejoy, use of horse, 
T. P. Harriman, iron work, 
G. A. Mayer, harness and labor, 
Geo. Pike, care of horses, 
M. J. Stack, use of horse, 
Brainard Cummings, labor, 
W. A. Allen, medicine, 
Arthur Bliss, medicine, 
Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 
Geo. H. Parker, medicine, 
Herbert S. Whitten, care of horses, 
F. E. Morse, care of horses, 
A. W. Baker, dentistry, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



J5720 00 
258 00 


18 00 


65 00 


20 75 


12 29 


195 76 


278 79 


18 84 


56 60 


91 65 


441 84 


179 47 


8 00 


10 00 


68 60 


14 00 


227 87 


9 20 


39 


85 


2 50 


18 64 


75 


21 00 


7 00 


8 00 


<n»07^Q 7Q 


$246 21 



47 



Earnings of Town Horses. 

Snow, sanding walks, and hauling lumber and wood 

January, $112 00 

February, 160 00 

March, 153 00 

April, 180 00 

May, 225 00 

June, 207 00 

July, 225 00 

August, 216 00 

September, 195 00 

October, 225 00 

November, 201 00 

December, 36 00 

January, 45 00 



Total, 


$2180 00 


Earnings of Men. 




Frank M. Smith, 


$720 00 


J. O. Carter, 


441 84 


G. E. Pike, 


227 87 


Martin Walker, 


258 00 


Herbert Whitten, 


21 00 


Frank Morse, 


7 00 


T. H. Lord, 


8 00 


Total for Drivers, 


$1683 71 


Fire Department, 


77 00 


Total Earnings, 


$1760 71 



48 




TOWN OPFIOEES. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 


$5000 00 


Water Commissioners : 




John H. Flint, (1894-95) 


$80 00 


James P. Butterfield, (1894-95) 


60 00 


Felix G. Haynes, 


30 00 


Town Clerk : 




A. Marland, (1893) 


74 84 


A. Marland, (1894) 


68 21 


A. Marland, (1895) 


1000 00 


Auditors of Accounts : 




Louis A. Dane, 


5 00 


Lewis T. Hardy, 


5 00 


B. Rogers, 


5 00 


Police : 




Geo. W. Mears, 


600 00 


W. L. Frye, 


67 75 


J. W. Mooar, 


52 25 


Wm. Wakeley, 


84 50 


Reuben Commeau, 


5 25 


E. C. Knowlton, 


70 75 


M. T. Welch, 


57 25 


Wm. Gillespie, 


18 50 


M. Kelley, 


10 90 


John H. Clinton, 


29 25 


J. Jaquith, Jr., 


40 50 


Town Counsel : 




George H. Poor, (1894) 


25 00 


George H. Poor, 


150 00 



Moderator : 

George H. Poor, 
Amount carried forward \ 



10 00 

$2549 9$ 



49 



Appropriation, March 4th, 




Amount brought forward, 


$2549 95 


Registrars of Voters : 




Joseph P. Cole, 


22 00 


Henry McLawlin, 


22 00 


John Davey, 


25 75 


A. Marland, 


22 00 


Constables : 




Barnett Rogers, 


2 00 


John H. Clinton, 


7 00 


Firewards : 




George A. Morse, 


13 00 


H. S. Neal, 


17 00 


A. McTernen and 12 others, 


17 00 


E. S. Hardy and 5 others, 


23 25 


M. P. Burnham, 


5 00 


Thomas Lawrence, 


1 00 


R. W. Coleman, 


2 00 


R. J. Dodson, 


3 CO 


F. S. Dodson, 


4 50 


John B. Jenkins, 


39 00 


George A. Holt and 14 others, 


43 00 


Albert Chadwick, 


4 50 


James Saunders, 


1 50 


N. E. Mears, 


10 00 


Selectmen, Assessors, and Overseers 


of 


the Poor : 




Arthur Bliss, 


400 00 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 


300 00 


John S. Stark, 


300 00 



$5000 00 



Town Treasurer : 

George A. Parker, 

Amount carried forward, 



300 00 
$4134 45 



50 



Appropriation March 4th, 




15000 00 


Amount brought forward. 


14131 45 




Perambulating Town Lines : 






Arthur Bliss, 


15 00 




Samuel H. Bout well, 


15 00 




John S. Stark, 


15 00 




Election Officers : 






George A. Parker and 13 others, 


70 00 




Charles W. Thwing and 7 others, 


32 00 




Total expenditure, 




4281 45 




Balance unexpended, 


1718 55 



PIEE DEPAKTMENT. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 

H. M. Hayward, wood, 

American Express, 

Boston Woven Hose & Rubber Co., 

T. P. Harriman, labor and iron, 

H. P. Noyes, supplies, 

D. Donovan & Son, labor, 

E. C. Pike, repairs and supplies, 
John S. Harnden, services, 
Andover Electric Company, light, 
C. F. Mayer & Son, repairs, 
Henry McLawlin, supplies, 
Hardy & Cole, lumber and labor, 
Frank R. Goodwin, 

W. H. Higgins, team, 
Green & Woodlin, supplies, 
Thomas Lawrence, labor, 
L. G. Buck, use of pung, 
John Haggerty, horse, 

Amount carried forward 



$2700 00 



$ 2 00 


40 


333.50 


16 00 


3 66 


3 50 


50 48 


100 50 


69 72 


6 10 


23 77 


28 39 


2 50 


1 50 


4 65 


1 25 


9 00 


57 00 



$713 92 



51 

Appropriation, March 4th, $2700 00 

Amount brought forward, $713 92 

C. S. Buchan, repairs, 1 70 

John Stack, use of sled, 14 75 

J. H. Clinton, steward and labor, 52 50 

R. J. Sherry, use of team, 5 00 

George A. Morse, pay of members, 404 16 

Lewis T. Hardy, engineer, 75 00 

George D. Lawson, engineer, 50 00 

Andrew McTernen, engineer, 35 00 

F. G. Haynes and Co., 3 47 

H. S. Neal, pay of members, 250 00 

Wm. H. McTernen, labor, 156 00 

N. E. Mears, engineer, 20 00 

C. Callahan Co., supplies, 8 25 

Tyer Rubber Co., supplies, . 9 85 

E. D. Downes Mfg. Co., hose and supplies, 120 00 
H. A. Glazier, hangers and labor, 8 00 
Frank Morse and sixteen others, extra duty, 24 50 

F. E. Gleason, coal, 70 72 
Lawrence Electric Supply Co., labor, 132 07 
Brown's Express, 11 40 
C. N. Perkins, lanterns, 9 00 
Edward McCabe, repairs, 7 20 
J. W. Farnham, hose wagon, 409 00 
Boston & Maine Railroad, 2 25 

G. A. Mayer, repairs and supplies, 4 50 
John Henderson, labor, 3 50 
A. A. Bush, labor, 2 50 
Daily & Haggerty, labor, 7 00 
John Burke and thirteen others, extra duty, 28 00 
George W. Chandler, coal, 33 20 
Cooper Hose Leak Stop Co., supplies, 25 00 

Total expenditure, $2697 44 

Balance unexpended, $2 5Q 



52 
TOWN HOUSE. 

Appropriation, March 4th, $1000 00 

Geo. Saunders, ventilator and hose pipe, i 

Robert Bell, services, 

Henry Harmon, slating, 

Andover Electric Co., light, 

Smith & Manning, broom, 

E. C. Pike, repairs, 
John Connolly, labor, 

Henry McLawlin, door spring and supplies, 
Hardy & Cole, repairs, 

F. E. Gleason, coal, 
J. E. Whiting, repairs on clocks, 
B. Camming, repairs, 
Dennis McCarty, labor, 
A. W. Baker, wood, 
M. E. White, repairs, 

Total Expenditure, 8776 04 

Balance unexpended, 1223 96 



J 26 75 


300 00 


46 10 


157 96 


45 


5 42 


4 50 


, 8 80 


2 55 


192 81 


1 50 


9 95 


5 50 


6 00 


7 75 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Appropriation, March 4th, $700 00 

Andover Press, 

Wm. G. Goldsmith, 

Wm. M. Olin, 

John N. Cole, 

A. Marland, 

Fred Hallett & Co., 

Thomas Groom & Co., 

W. H. Currier & Co., 

Bufford Sons, 

Geo. A. Parker, 

Total expenditure, $695 50 

Balance unexpended, $4 50 



$581 


85 


38 


32 


2 00 


15 


13 


3 


90 


2 


00 


2 00 


13 50 


35 


00 


1 


80 



53 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 




$300 00 


Sale of lots, etc., 




285 00 




$585 00 


T. Haggerty, 


$ 22 00 




Smith & Manning, 


83 18 




Normay Meyers, 


159 00 




D. Harrington, 


16 50 




Phillip Allioon, 


114 00 




W. H. Higgins, 


2 00 




Joseph H. Blunt, 


4 50 




G. D. Millett, 


9 50 




H. McLawlin, 


6 06 




0. W. Yennard, 


72 50 




Total expenditure, 




$489 24 




Balance unexpended, 


$95 76 



MAINTENANCE WATERWORKS. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 
George A. Parker, Treasurer, 



$4400 00 
4400 00 



STREET LIGHTING. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 
Andover Electric Co., 


$3700 00 
3622 53 


Balance unexpended, 


$77 47 






MEMORIAL DAY. 

Appropriation, March 4th, 
B. Cummings, Quartermaster, 


$200 00 
200 00 



54 






INSUKANCE ACCOUNT. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 




1500 00 


Joseph A. Smart, Agent, 




361 00 


Balance unexpended, 


$139 00 


HAY SCALES. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 




150 00 


Cole & Hardy, repairs, 


$ 2 20 




J. M. Bean, services, 


25 00 




Total expenditure, 




27 20 


AND NOTE! 


Balance unexpended, 


$22 80 






N INTEKEST ON BONDS, FUNDS, 


5. 


Appropriation, March 4th, 




$9000 00 


Andover National Bank, 


$ 602 51 




N. Jaquith, 


200 00 




Mary E. Gile, 


80 00 




Andover Water Bonds, 


6131 00 




Edgerly & Crocker, 


532 51 




P. N, Allen, 


20 00 




George A. Parker, Treasurer, 


625 29 




Memorial Hall Notes, 


1400 00 




Grace M. Whittemore, 


20 00 


9611 31 


Overdrawn, 




$611 31 


ABATEMENT OP TAXES. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 




$300 00 


S. F. E. Company, No. 1, poll-taxes, 


836 00 




S. F. E. Company, No. 2, poll-taxes, 


20 00 




George A. Parker, Treasurer, 


182 33 




Total expenditure, 




288 38 




AttJKJ *JtJ 


Balance unexpended, 


$61 G7 



b$ 



NOTES DISCOUNTED. 



Andover National Bank : 
1895, Feb. 4, Note No. 34, 



March 11, 
March 11, 
April 1, 

April 18, 

July 1, 

Nov. 4, 

1896, Jan. 20, 



Note No. 35, 
Note No. 36. 
Note No. 37, 
Note No. 38, 
Note No. 39, 
Note No. 40, 
Note No. 41, 



85000 00 

2000 00 

2000 00 

4000 00 

25000 00 

15000 00 

25000 00 

13000 00 



Amount di 


scounted, 

NOTES PAID, 


$91000 00 






1895, April 20, 


No. 33, 


$9000 00 


July 11, 


No. 36, 


2000 00 


Oct. 4, 


No. 34, 


5000 00 


Oct. 11, 


No. 35, 


2000 00 


Nov. 4, 


No. 21, 


8000 00 


Nov. 19, 


No. 14, 


2000 00 


Oct. 28, 


No. 39, 


15000 00 


Oct. 30, 


No. 37, 


4000 00 


Dec. 2, 


No. 38, 


25000 00 


1896, Jan. 20, 


No. 40, 
KEDEMPTION OF BONDS. 


25000 00 


Total, 


$97000 00 






Appropriation, 




$5000 00 


George A. Pari 


:er, Treasurer, 

STATE TAX. 


5000 00 










Appropriation, 


March 4 th, 


$6000 00 


E. P. Shaw, Tr 


easurer, 
lexpended, 


4910 10 


Balance ui 


$1089 90 



56 




COUNTY TAX. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 


$6000 00 


E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 


4915 37 


Balance unexpended, 


$1084 63 



SINKING PUND. 

Appropriation, March 4th, $450 00 

Deposited in Savings Banks, Geo. A. Parker, Treas., 450 00 



SEWEKAGE. 

Appropriation, $500 00 

W. H. Higgins, $ 3 00 
W. S. Jenkins, Chairman, 22 01 

Total expenditure, 25 01 



Balance unexpended, $474 99 

TOWN LAND IMPEOYEMENT. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 


$200 00 


John McCarthy, 


$ 42 75 


W. F. Duffie & Co., 


157 25 


Total expenditure, 


°00 00 




STATE AID. 




Appropriation, March 5th, 


$1600 00 


Charles H. Bell, 


$48 00 


Robert Bell, 


48 00 


Lucy M. Buxton, 


48 00 


Benjamin Cheever, 


72 00 


Betsey J. Cheever, 


48 00 



Amount carried forward, $2d4 00 



57 



Appropriation, March 4th, 
Amount brought forward, 

Samuel Cheever, 

George Craig, 

Ellen Craig, 

Lemuel P. Cram, 

Deborah M. dishing, 

Amelia Cutler, 

Elmore J)ane, 

Augustus M. Davis, 

Rhoda Davis, 

John S. Dearborn, 

Theodore A. Gibbs, 

Joseph C. Goldsmith, 

John C. Hovey, 

Ann Hunter, 

Sarah M. Bardy, 

William S. Hodgman, 

Mary A. Wardwell, 

Lizzie A. Johnson, 

John McKenzie, 

William B. Morse, 

Bridget McCullough, 

James McDonald, 

Charles Mears, 

John P. Morgan, 

George W. Parker, 

Joseph Russell, 

Martha Russell, 

Henry Shaw, 

Richard W. Simonds, 

Laura F. Smith, 

Nancy M. Travis, 

Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 



$1600 00 



$264 


00 


48 


00 


72 00 


48 


00 


72 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


36 


00 


48 


00 


48 00 


72 00 


72 


00 


28 00 


48 00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


72 00 


36 


00 


48 


00 


72 00 


60 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


72 


00 


48 


00 


48 00 


48 


00 


36 00 


72 00 


48 


00 


48 


00 




SSrtQOfl 00 




<JP-I <J\J\J \J\J 




$300 00 



58 

The State Aid is paid to disabled soldiers — (and their 
wives) — and soldiers' widows who draw pensions from the 
U. S. Government. It is paid only upon the approval of 
the Commissioners of State Aid. The whole amount is re- 
paid to the Town by the State. 

MILITAET AID. 

Appropriation, March 6th, 8300 00 

Joseph G. Nolan, $96 00 

Charles D. Woodbridge, 1)6 00 

Total expenditure, — — - $192 00 

Balance unexpended, $108 00 

The Military Aid is paid to disabled soldiers who do not 
draw pensions. It is paid only upon the approval of the 
Commissioners of State Aid. One half of the amount is 
repaid to the Town by the State. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Appropriation March 4th, $1500 00 

M. J. Mahoney, returning births, 1 75 

C. H. Marland, railroad fares, 2 94 

Barnett Rogers, posting warrants and 

teller, 16 00 

Wm. H. Uiggins, teams for police, regis- 
trars of voters, other town officers, 

American Express, 

Boston & Maine Railroad, car fare, 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 

T. Metcalf & Co., vaccine points, 

Sherman Goodwin, census schools, '94, 

George W. Mears, feeding prisoners, 
and telephoning, 

Amount carried fonvard, $233 01 



138 


00 


2 


50 


4 


62 


6 


80 


2 


25 


40 


00 


18 15 



59 



Appropriation, March 4th, 

Amount brought forward, 
0. Chapman, dinners, 
George W. Wiggin, dinners, 
Thomas Murphy, dinners, 

E. P. Hitchcock, dinners, 
Mary F. Wardwell, team police, 
P. J. Daly, team police, 

John P. Lovell Arms Co., supplies for 

police, 
Dean Peabody, court fees, 

F. A. Andrews, census schools, '95, 
J. F. Richards, returning births, '94, 
H. P. Noyes, supplies, 

H. F. Chase, supplies, 
John S. Dearborn, repairs old school- 
house, B. V., 
George S. Fuller, services, 
George Saunders, plumber examiner, 
J. A. Leitch, returning births, 
C. W. Scott, returning births, 
C. H. Shattuck, returning births, 
F. H. Messer, returning deaths, 
C. E. Abbott, returning births, 
C. E. Abbott, vaccination, 
C. E. Abbott, town physician and secre- 
tary board of health, 
Geo. A. Parker Treas., State Road 
Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 



$1500 00 



1233 01 



00 
00 
25 
50 
50 
50 



12 38 
4 60 

40 00 
3 75 

90 



7 40 



6 00 




25 00 




8 00 




7 75 




3 00 


♦ 


18 25 




7 75 




21 00 




150 00 




184 76 






-1751 15 




$748 85 



60 



SUMMAEY OF APPEOPKIATIOKS ATO EEOEIPTS. 



Abatement of Taxes, 

Andover Waterworks, 

Coim y Tax, 

Fire D apartment, 

Hay Scales, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Horses and Drivers, 

Improvement of Town Land, near depot, 

Insurance, 

Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 

Memorial Day, 

Military Aid, 

Miscellaneous, 

New Grammar Schoolhouse, 

North District Schoolhouse, 

Notes Discounted, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Removing Snow, 

Schools, 

School-books and School supplies, 

School-houses, 

Sewerage and Parks, 

Sidewalks, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

State Aid, 

State and Bank Tax, 

Street Lighting, 

Town House, 

Town Officers, 



300 00 

12834 15 

6000 00 

2700 00 

97 00 

11338 62 

3000 00 

200 00 

500 00 
9000 00 

200 00 

300 00 
1500 00 

182 39 

1500 00 

91000 00 

700 00 

500 00 

17500 00 

1500 00 

3250 00 

500 00 
1532 08 

585 00 
1600 00 
6000 00 
3700 00 
1616 03 
5000 00 



61 



SUMMARY OP SELECTMEN'S OEDEES. 



Abatement of Taxes, 

Andover Waterworks, 

County Tax, 

Fire Department, 

Hay Scales, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Horses and Drivers, 

Improvement of Town Land, new dept. 

Insurance, 

Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 

Memorial Day, 

Military Aid, 

Miscellaneous, 

New Grammar School-house, 

North District School-house, 

Notes paid, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Removing Snow, 

Schools, 

School-books and School supplies, 

School-houses, 

Sewerage and Parks, 

Sidewalks, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

State Aid, 

State and Bank Tax, 

Street Lighting, 

Town House, 

Town Officers, 



238 33 

9850 00 

4915 37 

2697 44 

27 20 

13053 91 

2753 79 

200 00 

361 00 

9611 31 

200 00 

192 00 

751 15 

180 00 

1495 36 

97000 00 

695 50 

1179 40 

$17495 20 

1493 88 

3248 75 

25 01 

1566 53 

489 24 

1900 00 

4910 10 

362J 53 

776 04 

4281 45 



62 



Schedule of Town Property. 



Town House, fixtures, and furniture, 


$22000 00 


Land, 


4000 00 


School-house property, 


114500 00 


Punchard School Fund, 


75200 00 


Memorial Hall and Land, 


28500 00 


Memorial Hall permanent Fund, 


20000 00 


Memorial Hall Library, John Byers Fund, 


5000 00 


Memorial Hall Library and Furniture, 


9000 00 


Town Farm and buildings, 


12000 00 


Personal property at Town Farm, 


3585 00 


Two Engine-houses and Shed, 


12000 00 


Two Steam Fire-engines and apparatus, 


10000 00 


One Hand-engine and apparatus, 


200 00 


One Hook and Ladder Truck, 


400 00 


Five Horses, 


1000 CO 


Stone Breakers and Engine, 


3200 00 


Carts, Harnesses, and Tools, 


500 00 


Waterworks Property, 


200000 00 


Six Reservoirs, 


2000 00 


Indian Ridge Land, 


4000 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery and Receiving Tomb, 


7000 00 


Hay Scales, 


350 00 


Safe in Town House, 


450 00 


Weights and measures, 


325 00 


Total, 


$535,210 00 



63 



Overseers of Poor, 



The running expenses of the town farm will be about the 
same as last year. 

The almshouse is in charge of Mr. and Mrs. George L. 
Burnham, whose management is entirely satisfactory to the 
overseers. 

ALMSHOUSE EXPENSES. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 


$4000 00 


E. C. Pike, supplies, 


$ 8 10 


J. S. Stark, provisions, 


22 48 


Lizzie Hay ward, housework, 


m 25 


Charles Jameson, killing hogs, 


7 00 


Jerry Sullivan, labor, 


33 75 


George L. Burnham, superintendent, 


756 60 


G. Louis Burnham, labor, 


220 00 


T. J. Farmer, fish, 


66 84 


L. H. Eames, provisions, 


34 92 


C. H. Murch & Co., manure, 


230 41 


J. H. Nason, sled, 


42 00 


J. E. Sears, shoes, 


55 06 


George Saunders, supplies, 


5 11 


H. R. McLaughlin, sawing lumber, 


5 00 


Henry McLawlin, hardware, 


66 51 


Smith and Manning, groceries, 


485 58 


C. F. Mayer & Son, harness repairs, 


20 85 


F. E. Gleason, coal and manure, 


269 09 


H. F. Chase, supplies, 


2 25 


Beach Soap Co., soap, 


17 60 


E. W. Pierce, grain, 


258 54 


Amount carried forward y 


$2663 94 



64 



Appropriation, March 4th. 

Amount brought forward, 
M. E. Austin, hardware, 
H. P. Noyes, furniture, 
M. V. Gleason, mason work, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
T. A. Holt & Co., groceries, 
Schlegel & Fottler, seeds, 
Joseph Breck & Sons, supplying help, 
F. Putnam & Co., potatoes, 
D. A. Carleton, cows, 
H. J. Bow den, trees, 
Mary A. Carter, sewing, 
Amos Loomer, labor, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bulloch, labor, 
George Mander, labor, 
Brainard Cummings, repairs, 
J. P. Wakefield, provisions, 
Valpey Bros., provisions, 
George S. Fuller, veterinary services, 
William H. Higgins, horse hire, 
French & Puffer, crockery, 
Bicknell Bros., clothing, 
Elbridge Sloate, labor, 
Mena Firth, labor, 

George L. Averill, fertilizer, seeds, etc., 
Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 

D. Donovan & Son, painting, 

E. F. Houghton & Co., disinfectant, 
J. H. Russell, tomato plants, 

J. H. Campion & Co., groceries, 
J. O'Connell, repairs, 
J. W. Barnard & Son, shoes, 
Barnett Rogers, rent of pasture, 
J. H. Chandler, papers, 
Lawrence Rubber Co., blankets, 

Amount carried forward, 



$4000 00 



$2663 94 


6 52 


117 93 


24 55 


35 60 


336 35 


IT 00 


2 00 


23 25 


88 00 


4 00 


10 00 


8 30 


10 00 


41 44 


1 10 


147 55 


255 02 


8 50 


12 50 


7 50 


21 85 


81 49 


58 00 


6o 37 


2 85 


13 26 


3 75 


6 00 


9 43 


75 


4 35 


15 00 


10 55 


5 34 


14119 04 



65 



Appropriation, March 4th, 




14000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


14119 04 




A. W. Caldwell, painting, 


10 00 




Reid & Hughes, dry goods, 


83 52 




William Poor, wheelwright work, 


12 60 




Hardy & Cole, repairs, 


17 68 




T. P. Harriman, blacksmith work, 


8 T5 




Louis Pierce, labor, 


53 40 




Norah Bowler, labor, 


48 00 




Woodlawn Dairy Co., provisions, 


8 10 




B. F. Holt, ice, 


16 00 




John E. Hutcheson, fish, 


21 18 




George H. Parker, medicine, 


9 95 




Arthur Bliss, medicine, 


24 30 




0. P. Chase, papers, 


3 52 




A. B. Bruce, bread, 


45 53 




Total expenditure, 




$4481 57 




Overdrawn, 


1481 57 







EEPAIES ON ALMSHOUSE. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 




$100 00 


E. C. Pike, labor and stock, 


51 15 




Brainard Cummings, labor and stock, 


134 82 




D. J. Winton, painting, 


128 00 




M. V. Gleason, labor and stock, 


47 20 




M. E. White, labor and stock, 


19 24 




Total expenditure, 




$380 41 




Balance unexpended. 




$19 59 



BELIEF OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 
Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood, 109 08 

Joseph Hird, 23 20 



$5000 00 



Amount carried forward. 



$132 28 



66 



Appropriation, March 4th, 

Amount brought forward \ 
Elizabeth Hayes, 
Mrs. Ellen Connors, 
Mrs. Mary Fenlason, 
Mrs. Julia Cotter, 
Mrs. Susan Goodwin, 
John D. Lynch, 
John Porter, 
Daniel Daly, 
Rosetta Morrison, 
Bernard F. McEnroe, 
Mrs. Robertina Crockett, 
Samuel 0. Cheever, 
Mrs. Jessie Baxter, 
Mrs. Ann Welch, 
Mrs. Annie Qualey's child, 
Delina Jones, 
Mrs. L. M. Mason, 
Car fares and telephone fees, 
Walter Bailey, 
Charles Holt, 
Martha Hird, 
Mrs. Patrick McMullen, 
Mrs. Kate Rogers, 
Johannah Holland, 
Mrs. Mary Lord, 
Mrs. Mary Comber, 
Kate Tobin, 
Kate Forsaith, 
Hannah Connelly, 
Michael Troy, 
John Buckley, 
James Oldroyd, 
Alfred C. Mears, 
Joseph J. Sullivan, 
Edward White, 

Amount carried forward, 



$5,000 00 



$132 28 



$130 10 


93 36 


158 03 


72 00 


53 45 


94 25 


15 37 


84 93 


55 50 


157 90 


196 43 


21 00 


96 70 


9 75 


105 85 


9 55 


77 50 


12 27 


111 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 00 


148 69 


96 00 


155 00 


191 75 


133 20 


48 00 


56 75 


101 03 


44 23 


165 93 


92 


3 00 


85 


ftOTQ'l OQ 





$2866 57 



67 



Appropriation, March 4th, 
Amount brought forward, 



15000 00 



82866 57 



SOLDIEES' EELIEF. 



George Craig, 


$96 00 


Wm. S. Hodgman, 


59 09 


Benjamin Cheever, 


96 00 


Mary Russell, 


40 00 


Sariah D. Noland, 


54 18 


Mrs. Emma Shattuck, 


151 43 


Elmore Dane, 


108 00 


Ann Ahearne, 


48 00 


George Pike, 


20 00 


Winslow Russell, 


52 50 


Theodore A. Gibbs, 


42 00 



$767 20 



PAID ON ACCOUNT OF COMMONWEALTH. 



Charles Baker, 


$51 02 


John Fraize, 


2 50 


Mrs. McLaughlin, 


50 


Jessie Johnson, 


6 75 


George^Sellers, 


16 40 



$77 17 



PAID ON ACCOUNT OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Lynn, John Parton, $12 25 

Lynn, Lizzie A. Abbott, 66 00 

Lawrence, Mary Donahue, 50 60 

North Andover, Mrs. Campbell, 33 25 

Lowell, Jabez Kendrick, 17 28 



Amount earned forward, 



$179 38 
$38b0 32 



68 

Appropriation, March 4th, 85000 00 

Amount brought forward, $3890 32 

PAID ON ACCOUNT 01 CITIES AND TOWNS. 
SOLDIEKS' BELIEF. 

No. Reading, Caroline Mclntire, $44 13 
Boston, Lemuel P. Cram, 20 00 

Billerica, Mrs. Eliza Pasho, 37 50 

$101 63 

PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Lawrence, Mrs. J. M. Abbott, $180 00 
Danvers, John A. Holt, 10 00 

Boston, Georgianna Parker, 10 00 

Lawrence, Joseph Dalton, 3 00 

$203 00 

PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. - SOLDIEKS' RELIEF. 

Lawrence, Miss Jane Lindsay, $171 40 
Boston, Mrs. Nathan H. Gray, 20 50 

$191 90 

LUNATIC HOSPITALS. 

Danvers, Peter Eiley and wife, $323 69 

Danvers, George P. Stevens, 169 47 

Danvers, Olga Mayer, 169 47 

Danvers, William B. Osgood, 169 47 

Danvers, Henry Smith, 169 47 

Danvers, Bridget Dwane, 169 46 

Danvers, Bridget Hayes, 169 46 



$1345 49 



Total expenditure, $5732 34 

Overdrawn, $732 34 



69 
SUMMAEY OF OVERSEERS' ORDERS. 

Total Appropriation, March 5th, $9400 00 

Almshouse expenses, $4481 57 

Relief out. of Almshouse, 5732 34 

Repairs on Almshouse, 380 41 

Total expenditure, $10594 32 

Overdrawn. $1194 32 



REPRESENTATIVE EOTD. 

The interest on this fund has been given this year to Mrs. 
Mary Fe.ilason. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR BLIS^, ^ n 

Overseers 

SAM'L H. BCUTWELL, J> 

JOHN" S. STARK, j °f Poor ' 



70 



ALMSHOUSE. 



Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 27 
Whole number of weeks' board, 1305 

Average weekly expense for each inmate, first de- 
ducting; the amount sold from the farm from the 
expense of the Almshouse, was $2 06 

Whole number of tramps, 129. 

KEMAHOTG- IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Between eighty and ninety, 1 

Between seventy and eighty, 3 

Between sixty and seventy, 2 

Between fiity and sixty, 2 

Between forty and fifty, 3 

Between thirty and forty, 6 

Between twenty and thirty, 1 

Between ten and twenty, 2 

Between one and ten, 1 

Under one, 1 

Total, ~22 

Number at beginning of the year, 19 

Number admitted, 8 

Number discharged, 2 

Number died, 2 

Martha Bird, diedMarch 1, 1895, aged 36. 
Ann Hughes, died Feb. 14, 1895, aged 82. 



71 



PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE ALMSHOUSE, 



Household furniture, 
Clothing, 
Farm stock, 
Farm tools, 
Farm produce, 
Fuel and lumber, 
Provisions, 

Total, 



$1000 00 


600 


00 


575 


00 


650 


00 


450 


00 


150 00 


150 00 


$3575 00 





SUPERINTENDENT'S FARM ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 



To cash received for 
1891 Bill, 
Hay, 
Cows, 
Vegetables, 
Eggs and Poultry, 
Labor, 
Board, 

Pasturing Cows, 
Milk, 
Fruit, 
Wood, 
Pigs and Pork, 



Cr. 
By cash paid Town Treasurer, 



$35 00 
259 13 
221 60 
394 18 

37 99 
238 65 
280 50 

14 50 
205 28 

27 00 
5 00 

84 16 

$1802 99 



$1802 99 



GEORGE L. BURNHAM, Supt. 



Andover, Mass., Jan. 15, 1896. 



72 



Fire Department. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulations of the 
Fire Department, I submit the following report : 

The force consists of four Engineers, twenty-two members 
of Steamer Co. No. 1, and B. F. Smith Hook and Ladder 
Truck, and ten rr embers of the J. P. Bradlee Hose Co. ? 
No. 1. 

The apparatus consists of two third-class steam fire en- 
gines with hose carriage for each, one two-horse hose wagon 
one hook and ladder truck, one one-horse hose wagon, and 
one supply wagon. There are about five thousand feet of 
hose in good condition. 

There have been thirteen alarms of fire the last year : 

Feb. 26. Scotland District schoolhouse. 



Apr. 7. 


False alarm. 


Apr. 3. 


James Coates, Ballard Vale. 


Apr. 6. 


Brush fire, Ballard Vale. 


Apr. 26. 


Brush fire, Ballard Yale. 


May 5. 


John Nuckley's. 


June 14. 


Brush fire in Ballard Vale. 


June 21. 


Prof. Hincks' house. 


July 3. 


H. O'Donnell, Ballard Vale. 


July 4. 


Dormitory English Commons. 


Sept. 9. 


Craighead & Kintz shop. 


Sept. 11. 


Henry Gray's storehouse. 


Jan. 13, 


1896. J. T. Price house, Ballard Vale, 



73 

SCHEDULE OP PROPERTY. 

Two Engine-houses and shed, $12000 00 

Two Steam fire-engines and apparatus, 6000 00 

Three horses and harnesses, 500 00 

B. F. Smith hook and ladder truck, 250 00 

Total, $18750 00 

I recommend an appropriation of $2500 for the running 
expenses of the ensuing year. 

I also recommend buying a piece of land in Ballard Vale, 
moving the present house, and building an addition thereto, 
and buying a new hook and ladder truck in the place of the 
one we now have, which is too small, as there have been quite 
a number of large, high buildings built the last few years. 
Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS T. HARDY, 

Chief Engineer. 
Andover, Mass., Feb. 7, 1896. 



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Police Department. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulation of the 
Police Department, I submit my second annual report. 

AKEESTS, 



There have been forty-four arrests, for the following 


causes : 


Assaults, 


8 


Arson, 


1 


Breaking and entering, 


2 


Larceny, 


7 


Malicious mischief, 


1 


Cruelty to Animals, 


1 


Breaking Town By-Laws, 


5 


Disturbing the peace, 


7 


Keeping unlicensed dogs, 


5 


Drunkenness, 


10 


For out-of-town officers, 


5 


Gunning on Sunday, 


3 


Insane, 


5 


Whole number of arrests, 


— 6( 


Disposal of cases : 




Bound over to Grand Jury, 


1 


Committed to Lawrence Jail, 


7 


Committed to Danvers Insane Asylum, 


3 


Committed to Tewksbury Almshouse, 


1 



75 

Disposal of cases : 

Committed to Concord, 1 

Discharged at court, 6 

Paid fines, 35 
Appealed to Superior Court and furnished bonds, 1 

Prisoners turned over to out of town officers, 5 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Burglaries reported, 6 

Doors found open in stores and secured, 2 

Persons locked up, 28 

Value of property reported stolen, $225 00 

Value of property recovered, 150 00 

Amount of fines paid to Town Treasurer, #335 00 

Value of equipments in the hands of Police, 90 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. MEARS, 

Chief of Police. 
Andover, Mass., February 6, 1895. 



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Cemetery Committee. 



The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their annual 
report with a statement of the receipts and expenditures for 
the year ending January 1, 1896. 

The cemetery has been under the care of Mr. Vennard as 
Superintendent, and the grounds have never been kept in 
better condition than during the past year. 

Much needed work lias been done in clearing the under- 
brush and removing trees near the entrance. A new avenue 
at the entrance nearer Ballard Vale has been laid out and 
adorned with a double row of trees. 

Many trees have been transplanted and the avenues and 
walks kept clean and attractive. As the receiving tomb is in 
a bad condition and will need to be partially rebuilt, your 
committee ask for an appropriation of 1300.00 and the pro- 
ceeds of the sale of lots for the coming year. 

WM. S. JENKINS, 
JAMES P. BUITERFIELD, 
JOHN L. SMITH, 
GEORGE W. FOSTER, 
F. G. HAYNES, 
CHARLES GREENE, 
OLIVER VENNARD. 

Cemetery Committee. 



77 



KEPOKT OP SUPEKINTENDENT. 






Cr. 








Appropriation, 
Sale of lots, 


$300 00 
285 00 


$585 00 


Dr. 






Selectmen's Orders, 






489 24 


Balance unexpended, 


195 76 



Received from Town as per last Report. 
Received from Town this year, 
Received from sale of lots, wood, etc., 



Less overpaid, 



$11111 02 

300 00 
6395 05 

$17806 07 
976 03 





$16830 04 


Cost of land, 


$3000 00 


Cost of improvements, as per 




last Report, 


13245 04 


Cost of improvements this year, 


489 24 



Balance unexpended, 



Lots sold as per last Report, 
Lots sold this year, 

Whole number of single graves sold. 
Interments as per last Report, 
Interments this year, 



$16734 28 
95 76 



-$16830 04 



213 
11 



450 

27 



224 

30 



477 



Respectfully submitted, 

O. W. VENNARD, 

Superintendent. 



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Tax Collector's Account. 



Abraham Marland in Account with the Town of Andover. 

Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1891 Taxes, as by Report 

January 15, 1895, $89 62 



Cr. 



Amount collected, 

Amount abated and remitted, 

Amount uncollected, 

Interest on Taxes, 1891 List, 



Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1892 Taxes, as by Eeport 

January 15, 1895, $524 85 



$19 15 
12 00 
58 47 


$89 62 




' $3 72 



Cr. 



Amount collected, 

Amount abated and remitted, 

Amount uncollected, 

Interest on Taxes, 1892 List, 



$131 59 

26 90 

366 36 


$524 85 








%'i\ 34 



79 

Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1893 Taxes, as by Report 

January 15, 1895, 82716 50 

Or. 

Amount collected, $1196 44 

Amount abated and remitted, 20 70 

Amount uncollected, 1499 36 

$2716 50 



Interest on Taxes, 1893 List, $96 84 



Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1894 Taxes, as by Report 



January 15, 1895, 


$8288 00 


Or. 




Amount collected, 

Amount abated and remitted, 

Amount uncollected, 


$1613 01 

62 54 

3612 45 

(jliQOQQ 00 






Interest on Taxes, 1894 List, 


$185 71 


Dr. 




Assessors' List of Taxes, 1895, 


$70989 38 



Andover National Bank Tax, 


3135 00 

f7/M0/j QQ 


Cr. 
Amount collected, 
Amount abated and remitted, 
Amount uncollected, 


$64835 40 

60 19 

9228 79 

$74124 38 



Interest on Taxes, 1895 List, $21 30 



ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Collector. 
Andover, January 14, 1896. 



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Treasurer's Account. 



LIABILITIES. 




Trustees of Memorial Hall, Notes, 


.125000 00 


Water Bonds, 


165000 00 


Notes, 


23000 00 


Interest on Notes and Bonds, 


1870 00 


Unpaid Bills (estimated), 


1200 00 




$216070 00 


ASSETS. 




Cash on hand, Town Funds, 


$ 606 07 


Cash on hand, Waterworks, 


13956 96 


Uncollected Taxes, 1891, 


58 47 


Uncollected Taxes, 1892, 


366 36 


Uncollected Taxes, 1893, 


1499 36 


Uncollected Taxes, 1894, 


3612 45 


Uncollected Taxes, 1895, 


9228 79 


Sinking Funds, 


3997 29 


Commonwealth, State Aid, 


1900 00 


Commonwealth, Military Aid, 


96 00 


Commonwealth, State Highway, 


484 84 


Commonwealth, Relief Out, 


77 17 


Due from Cities and Towns, 


281 01 




136164 77 


Balance against the Town, 


$179905 23 



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WATERWORKS. 

George A. Parker, Treasurer, in account icilh the Town cf Andover. 

Dr. 

Balance on hand, January 9th, 1895, 
Maintenance, 



Service-pipe, 
Interest, 
Bonds sold, 
Premium on Bonds, 
Redemption of Bonds, 



Orders paid, 
Interest on Bonds, 
Bonds Redeemed, 
Sinking Fund, 
Cash on hand,* 



12020 38 
4400 00 
2374 86 
6191 67 

18000 00 

660 00 

5000 00 

$38646 91 



Cr. 



112649 95 

6380 00 

5000 00 

660 00 

13956 96 



-$38646 91 



* $411 67 of above amount is for interest due. 
Bonds Nos. 26 to 30 inclusive were redeemed November 1, 
1895. 

WARE SIDEWALK PUND. 
Balance, January 9th, 1895, $80 84 

Interest, 3 65 



Cr. 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 



$84 49 
184 49 



RICHARDSON HJND TOR ERYE VILLAGE SCHOOLS. 
Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1079 29 



GEO. A. PARKER, 

Treasurer. 



Andover, Jan. 15, 1894, 



82 



GEORGE A. PAKKEK, TREASURER, IN 
Dr. 



Balance from last year, 

Commonwealth, Corporation Tax, 

Commonwealth, Bank Tax, 

Commonwealth, State Aid, Chap. 301, 

Commonwealth, State Aid, Chap. 297, 

Common weatth, State Aid, Chap, 62, 

Commonwealth, State Highway, 

Edgerly & Crocker, Note, 

Andover National Bank, Notes, 

Brewster, Cobb & Estabrook, Note, 

Arthur Bliss, Note, 

Premium on Notes, 

Town Hall, 

Cities and Towns, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, Lots Sold, 

Geo. H. Poor, Esq., Fines, 

Lawrence House of Correction, Fine, 

Estate of Bridget Tate, 

Relief out, Refunded, 

Licenses, 

Hay Scales, 

A. Marland, Collector, 1891, taxes, interest, and abatements, 

A. Marland, Collector, 1892, taxes, interest, and abatements, 

A. Marland, Collector, 1833, taxes, interest, and abatements, 

A. Marland, Collector, 1894, taxes, interest, and abatements, 

A. Marland, Collector, 1895, taxes, interest, and abatements, 

Ballardvale Rents, 

A. Marland, Town Clerk, Fees, 

Income from Town Farm, 

Concreting, Amount Refunded by Abuttors, 

Water Rates, 

Horses, Work on State Highway, 

Arthur Bliss, Posts, 

John O'Connell, Lumber, 

L. L. & H. Street Railway, Removing Snow, 

Boston & Maine R. R Co., Work on Highway, 

Gravel Sold, 

Old North School-house, 

School Committee, Books Sold, 

Tyer Rubber Co., Amount Overpaid, 

State Almshouse, Tewksbury, Use of Stone Crusher, 

Use of Derrick, 

Interest on County Tax, 

Andover Savings Bank, Sale of Land for Taxes, 1892, 

Amount Charged to Miscellaneous and Credited State Highway 



$195 38 

8847 98 

2689 00 

1744 00 

95 00 

35 00 

6338 63 

25000 00 

49000 00 

15000 00 

2000 00 

2 50 

616 03 

297 65 

285 00 

320 00 

15 00 

240 40 

♦ 512 00 

59 00 

47 00 

34 87 
179 83 

1313 98 

4811 26 

64916 89 

300 00 

35 80 
1802 99 

532 08 

8434 15 

502 25 

5 00 

4 72 
97 77 

9 00 
14 50 
25 00 

5 32 
2 60 

200 00 

6 00 
8 19 

160 34 
184 76 



$196926 87 



83 



ACCOUNT WITH THE TOWN OP ANDOVER. 




Cr. 




Cash paid Selectmen's Orders : 




Schools, 


$17495 20 


Schoolhouses, 


3248 75 


Books and Supplies, 


1493 88 


Highways, 


13053 91 


Horses and Drivers, 


2753 79 


Snow, 


1179 40 


Fire Department, 


2700 04 


Street Lighting, 


3622 53 


Printing and Stationery, 


695 50 


Interest, 


9611 31 


Insurance, 


361 00 


Town House, 


776 04 


Town Officers, 


4281 45 


Hay Scales, 


27 20 


Memorial Day, 


200 00 


Miscellaneous, 


751 15 


State Tax, 


4910 10 


Sewerage, 


25 01 


Improvement of Town Land near Depot, 


200 00 


North District School-house, 


1495 36 


New Grammar School-house, 


180 00 


Sidewalks, 


1566 53 


Notes Paid, 


97000 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


489 24 


Abatement of Taxes, 


238 33 


County Tax, 


4915 37 


Sinking Fund, 


450 00 


Maintenance, 


4400 00 


Redemption of Bonds, 


5000 00 


Overseers' Orders: 




Almshouse Repairs, 


380 41 


Almshouse Repairs, 


4481 57 


Relief Out, 


6245 73 


Military Aid, 


192 00 


State Aid, 


1900 00 


Cash on Hand, 


606 07 




$196926 87 







84 






SINKING PUNDS, 






No. 1. 






Balance last year, 


11920 02 




Received from Town, 


150 00 




Interest, Andover Savings Bank, 


45 81 




Interest, Essex Savings Bank, 


30 62 




Interest, City Institution for Savings, 


10 67 


$2157 12 


Or. 






Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 


$1053 IT 




Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 


788 77 




Deposited in City Institution for Sav- 






ings, Lowell, 


315 18 


$2157 12 






No. 2. 




Balance last year, 


$674 55 




Received from Town, 


150 00 




Interest, Broadway Savings Bank, 


30 24 


$854 79 


Or. 




Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, 




$854 79 


No. 3. 






Balance last year, 


8160 71 




Received from Town, 


150 00 




Premium on Bonds, 


210 00 




Interest, Andover Savings Bank, 


12 57 




Interest, Central Savings Bank, 


2 10 


$535 38 


Cr. 




Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 


$323 28 




Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 


212 10 


$535 38 







85 

No. 4. 

Premium on Bond?, 1450 00 

Cr. 
Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, 8450 00 $450 00 



GEORGE A. PARKER, 

Treasurer Sinking Fund. 

Andover, Jan. P, 1896. 



86 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our Annual Report. 

Number of Male polls assessed, 1,344 



Personal Estate, 11,102,377 00 




Real Estate, 3,500,896 00 






$4,603,273 00 




Poll-tax, $2,688 00 




Tax on Personal Estate, 14,782 00 




Tax on Real Estate, 52,513 00 






$69,983 00 




Rate of Tax per $1000, $15.00 




imber of 




Horses assessed, 


750 


Cows assessed, 


908 


Cattle other than Cows, 


212 


Swine, 


275 


Dwellings, 


1055 


Acres of land, 


18469 


ARTHUR BLISS, 


) Assessors 


SAMUEL H. BOUT WELL, 


of 


JOHN S. STARK, 


) Andover. 



87 



Auditors' Certificate. 



We have examined the accounts of the Town Officers, 
and find them correct, with satisfactory vouchers for all 
payments made. 

The Town Treasurer has on deposit in the Andover 
National Bank thirteen thousand nine hundred and fifty-six 
dollars and ninety-six cents, (113956.96) to the credit of the 
water loan, and six hundred and six dollars and seven cents 
(1606.07) town funds. 

LEWIS T. HARDY, 
LOUIS A. DANE, 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 

Auditors. 
Anpover, Mass., Jan. 28, 1895. 



88 



Board of Health. 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 

Your Board of Health elected as follows : Arthur Bliss, 
Charles E. Abbott, M.D., Howell F. Wilson, organized at its 
first meeting, Arthur Bliss chairman, Charles E. Abbott 
secretary ; and voted to use the same Regulations as published 
during the preceeding year, and said notice to be given of the 
same in the Andover Townsman. During the year 26 cases 
of nuisance have been investigated by the Board. Advice in 
regard to the location of six cesspools has been given. Two 
examinations and certificates for plumbers have been received, 
and one permit granted to keep a boarding house for infants. 

The various slaughter houses and rendering establish- 
ments have been under the supervision of your Board and 
have been visited frequently. In the absence of a regular In- 
spector of Plumbing, the Chairman or Secretary has fixed 
and approved 88 plans for plumbing, and we trust with gen- 
eral satisfaction and no cost to the public. Numerous com- 
plaints in regard to the keeping of swine and hens have been 
received and attended to according to our Eegulations, 

The following cases of disease have been reported : Va- 
rioloid, 1 ; Diphtheria, 11 ; Scarlet Fever, 16 ; Typhoid Fe- 
ver, 3 ; total, 32. 

The Board wishes to thank the various physicians who 
have carefully reported cases of contagious diseases, and to 
enlist the cooperation of the householder also in caring for 
these cases, from a sanitary point of view. The physician of 



89 

your Board is at all times ready and willing to aid, either in 
person or by advice, in the fumigation of infected apartments. 
Your Board has found it impracticable to take charge of the 
cleaning of vaults and cesspools, especially owing to the great 
amount of territory to be gone over, but advice, in regard to 
the same, will be gladly given. Your Board cannct urge too 
strongly the acceptance of some plan of sewage disposal at 
an early date. The sanitary condition of our public build- 
ings depends entirely upon this one question, and the erec- 
tion of more commodious dwelling houses to afford tene- 
ments for an ordinary rental is also dependent upon this 
point. The introduction of water has been a boon to many 
of our citizens, but its disposal has become a veritable night- 
mare. The subject of surface drainage is also strongly ad- 
vocated by your Board. In regard to complaints from the 
general public they are again requested to make their requests 
in writing in order that the same may be recorded. 
Signed, 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) R ' , 

HOWELL F. WILSON, \ „'j,? J 
CHARLES E. ABBOTT, ) neaLtlu 



90 



Cornell Fund. 



Amount of Fund, 






$5000 00 


Deposited in Savings 
Cash on hand, 


Bank, 


$33 87 


5000 00 


Dividends, 




200 00 


$233 87 


Amount expended, 
Cash on hand, 




$165 00 
68 87 


$233 87 







FRANK E. GLEASON, ) 
JOSEPH A. SM>RT, } Trustees. 
CHARLES GREENE, ) 



Anpovek, Mass., Feb, 12, 1896, 



91 



Punchard Free School. 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School submit to the Town this 
account of their Receipts and Expenditures for the year 1895, and of 
the Condition of the Fund at the close of the year. 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 81, 1895. 



Amount of Principal December 31, 1895, 






$75005 


00 


Inevsted in : 










Real Estate Mortgages 


$73225 


00 






Cash on deposit in banks, 


1725 


00 






Deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 


55 


00 


$75005 


00 








INCOME. 






Balance on hand December 31, 1894, 


$2360 


27 






Interest on loans and deposits in 1895, 


3979 


44 






Tuition collected from non-residents, 


30 


00 






Book assessments collected, 


296 


00 






Grass sold, 


3 


00 


6668 


71 








Expended in 1895, 


$5023 


77 






Balance on hand December 31, 1895, 


1634 


94 


$6668 


71 









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DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. 



Allen Latham, Principal, 

Frank O. Baldwin, Principal, 

Mary E. Dern, Assistant, 

Mary Alice Abbott, Assistant, 

Edith L. Taft, Assistant, 

Jean S. Pond, Assistant, 

Charlotte Norris, Assistant, 

Florence Chandler, Assistant, 

George Fresd, Music Teacher, 

Frederick Palmer, Chairman Visiting Committee, 

Geo. H. Poor, Treasurer, 

Curtis M. Baldwin, janitor, 

Andover Press, Printing, 

Frank O. Baldwin, supplies, 

Buchan and Thomes, repairs, 

George W. Chandler, fuel, 

John N. Cole, books and supplies, 

H. F. Chase, repairs, 

Brainard Cummings, repairs, 

H. W. Cunnningham, labor, 

D. Donovan and Son, repairs, 

Franklin Educational Co., supplies, 

Perley F. Gilbert, filling diplomas, 

T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 

Hardy & Cole, repairs,] 

Allen Latham, supplies, 

Henry McLawlin, supplies, 

Henry P. Noyes, supplies and repairs, 

Frederick Palmer, expenses incurred, 

George Saunders, repairs, 

Joseph A. Smart, insurance, 

M. T. Walsh, repairs, 

Amount carried forward, 



$900 


00 


, 720 


00 


620 


00 


570 


00 


330 


00 


240 


00 


240 


00 


25 


00 


27 


50 


100 


00 


200 


00 


250 


00 


25 


75 


1 


50 


2 


00 


210 


00 


340 49 


2 


15 


15 


90 


5 


50 


3 


00 


13 


50 


5 


00 


15 


17 


5 


33 


35 


07 


3 


59 


28 


84 


1 


78 


19 


30 


32 


50 


7 


30 



$4996 17 



93 



Amount brought forward, 
M. E. White, repairs, 
J. E. Whiting, clock account, 
William Wood, repairs, 

Total expenses, 
Balance cf income, on deposit, 
" " In safe, 



January 1,1! 



Examined, and fcund correct. 





$4996 


17 




9 


85 




2 


50 




15 


25 




$5023 


77 




1630 


80 




14 


14 




$6668 


71 


GEO. 


H. POOR, 






Treasurer. 



GEORGE A. PARKER 

Auditor. 



Januarv 25, 1896. 



FREDERIC PALMER, HORACE H. TYER, 
FRANK R. SHIPMAN, GEORGE II. POOR, 
GEORGE A. PARKER, SAME II. BOUTWELL, 

Trustees. 



94 



Sewer Commissioners' Report 



To the Citizens of Andover : — 

The only question of importance which has come before 
your Sewer Commissioners during the past year has been the 
method for disposal of the sewage of Andover. In our last 
report we recommended canying the outlet sewer through a 
part of the town of North Andover and discharging the crude 
sewage directly into the Merrimack River, and were instructed 
by the town to petition the General Court for an act, giving 
the town authority to carry out the scheme. The bill, as ap- 
proved and presented to the Legislature by your Commis- 
sioners, was, in their opinion, every way desirable, but in the 
course of legislation, Section 15 of Chap. 386, Acts and Re- 
solves of the Legislature of Massachusetts for 1895, a copy of 
which accompanies this report, was introduced through the 
influence of our representative as an amendment, and incor- 
porated therein. 

Inasmuch as the Merrimack River is specially exempt 
from the operation of the laws relating to the pollution of 
ponds and rivers, this section is looked upon by your Com- 
missioners as an unjust discrimination against the Town of 
Andover, and its operation and enforcement liable to create 
an entirely uncalled-for expense should Andover construct 
its sewer outlet into the Merrimack. It was therefore deemed 
advisable to make a careful study of other methods of dis- 
posal. Visits were made to Worcester and Brockton to ex- 
amine the operation of " Chemical precipitation " and of 
" Broad filtration." 

At Brockton we found very large areas used for filtration, 
and while the result, so far as purification is concerned, 



95 

leaves nothing to be desired, first cost and cost of operation 
preclude the possibility of Andover's adopting this plan. 

At Worcester the sewage is received in large settling tanks, 
after being treated with lime at the outlet of the main sewer. 
These settling tanks are in series, and any of them "may be 
shut out of the circulation and drawn off at will. At stated 
periods each tank is shut off and allowed to settle. The li- 
quid is then drawn off through the outlet sewer. The semi- 
liquid sludge is conducted to small filter beds where it is al- 
lowed, to stand until it becomes solid, when it is dug out and 
used as a fertilizer. The effluent from this system discharges 
directly into the Blackstone River, and analysis shows that 
90 per cent of the suspended and 50 per cent of the dissolved 
matter are removed. There is no odor arising from any part 
of the disposal works, and its operation is economical. 

The State Board of Health do not, however, sanction this 
method of disposal, so while your Commissioners feel that 
the effluent from such a system would be purer, both chem- 
ically and in appearance, than the water of the Shawsheen 
River, they hesitate to recommend it as its adoption would 
be very apt to lead to litigation. 

While making these investigations our attention was called 
by John N. McClintock, A. M., to plans designed by him em- 
bodying chemical precipitation and rapid filtration through 
coarse material, the whole to be under cover and well ven- 
tilated. The plan presents many points of merit and ought 
to prove economical in operation, and if adopted by the town 
would save in the neighborhood of $75,000 in cost of con- 
struction. It has not, however, been approved by the State 
Board of Health, nor have we been able to verify the figures 
for flowage through the filters as designed. 

Your Board, therefore, look upon the method as experi- 
mental to a certain extent but having features worthy of care- 
ful consideration and investigation, and as works will prob- 
ably be put in operation during the coming summer embodying 
the main features of this design, recommend that no action 
be taken by the town regarding disposal until they are in a 



96 

position to make a more complete report on this method. 

Also, that they be instructed to petition the General Court 
for an amendment to Chap. 386, Acts of '95, by striking out 
Sect. 15 of said Act. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) o 

JOHN L. SMITH, \ n *? u ? r 
JOHN E. SMITH, j Commissioners. 

Andover, Mass., Feb. 4, 1896. 



SEWERAGE BILL 

[Chap. 386.] 

An Act to authorize the town of andover to establish 

a system of sewerage. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Andover may lay out, construct 
and maintain a system of sewerage and sewage disposal for 
said town ; may take by purchase or otherwise any lands, 
water rights, rights of way or easements in said town deemed 
necessary for the establishment of such system of sewerage 
and sewage disposal and for connections therewith ; may es- 
tablish an annual charge for the privilege of connecting with 
such system, and may order any or all persons or corpora- 
tions within the territory covered by said system to dispose 
of their sewage in said town by connection therewith ; and 
any person or corporation neglecting to comply with such 
order shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars for each 
week's continuance of such neglect. 

Section 2. Said town may construct and maintain an 
outlet for its system of sewerage and sewage disposal into the 
Merrimack river, and for that purpose may take, by purchase 
or otherwise, a strip of land of sufficient width extending 
from the boundary line of said town on the easterly side of 
the Shawsheen river through a portion of the city of Law- 



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rence and that portion of the town of North Andover west of 
Railroad street and north of Sutton street to said Merrimack 
river, and may construct an outlet in such strip through pri- 
vate and other lands, and lay the same under any street, 
highway or other way or railroad, and may enter upon and 
dig up any such private lands or other lands, street, highway 
or other way or railroad in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same, for the purpose of laying, maintaining 
and repairing such outlet, and shall leave such streets or ways 
so dug up in said town of North Andover in a condition sat- 
isfactory to the selectmen or road commissioners of said town. 

Section 3. Said town of Andover may, for the purposes 
of this act, carry its sewers, drains, pipes and conduits under 
and along any street, railroad or other way in such a manner 
as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same, and may do any 
other thing necessary and proper for said purposes. 

Section 4. Said town of Andover when it takes any land? 
water, water rights, rights of way or easements, or other real 
estate, under the authority of this act, in any other manner 
than by purchase, shall within sixty days of said taking cause 
to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the northern dis- 
trict of the county of Essex a description of the same as cer- 
tain as is required in a common conveyance of land, with a 
statement that the same are taken under the authority of 
this act, signed by its sewer commissioners; and upon such 
recording the title of the lands, water rights, rights, ease- 
ments and other real estate so described shall vest in said 
town of Andover. 

Section 5. No act shall be done under the authority of 
the preceding sections until said system of sewerage shall 
have been approved by the state board of health. 

Section 6. Said town of Andover shall pay all damages 
sustained by any person or corporation in his or its property 
by reason of such taking, or by reason of any other thing- 
done by said town of Andover under the authority of this 
act, and if such person or corporation and town fail to agree 
as to the amount of damages sustained, such damage shall be 



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assessed and determined by a jury of the Superior Court in 
the manner provided by law when land is taken for the laying 
out of highways, on petition therefor by such person or cor- 
poration, or the town, filed in the office of the clerk of said 
court for the county of Essex at any time within the period 
of two years from the taking of such land or other property. 

Section 7. In every case of a petition for the assessment 
of damages by a jury as aforesaid said town of Andover may 
offer in court and consent in writing that a sum therein spec- 
ified may be awarded as damages to the complainant ; and if 
the complainant shall not accept the sum so offered within 
ten days after he has received notice of such offer, and shall 
not finally recover a greater sum than the sum so offered and 
interest thereon to the time of the verdict, said town shall be 
entitled to recover its costs from the date of the offer ; and 
the complainant, if he recovers damages, shall be allowed his 
costs only to the date of said offer, unless he recovers a great 
er sum than the sum so offered and interest thereon to the 
time of the verdict. 

Section 8. Said town of Andover in order to carry out 
the provisions of this act may raise and appropriate in such 
manner as it shall determine, such sum or sums of money as 
shall be required therefor, provided the aggregate indebted- 
ness incurred shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars beyond 
the limit of indebtedness fixed by law for said town; and for 
money borrowed said town may issue from time to time ne- 
gotiable bonds, notes or scrip, payable at the expiration of 
periods not exceeding thirty years from the date of issue and 
bearing such rate of interest not exceeding five per cent, per 
annum as said town may determine. Said town may sell 
such securities at public or private sale, or pledge the same 
for not less than their par value for money borrowed for the 
purposes of this act, upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper. 

Section 9. The receipts from payments and assessments 
and from such annual rates for the use of such sewers as said 
town may by vote establish, after deducting the expenses, 



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shall be applied, first to the payment of the interest of the 
bonds, notes or scrip issued under the authority of this act 
not otherwise provided for, and the balance shall be set apart 
to meet the requirements of the sinking fund for the payment 
or redemption of said bonds, notes or scrip, as provided by 
section nine of chapter twenty-nine of the Public Statutes. 
If the receipts in any year are insufficient to pay the interest 
on said bonds, notes or scrip, and to meet the requirements 
of law as to sinking fund, then in such case the town, to meet 
said deficiency, shall raise forthwith such sum as will, with 
said net income, be sufficient to meet such requirements. 
Said sinking fund shall remain inviolate and pledged to the 
payment and redemption of said bonds, notes or scrip, and 
shall be used for no other purpose. 

Section 10. All acts authorized to be done by said town 
of Andover in taking lands, water rights, rights of way, ease- 
ments or other real estate, and in constructing, maintaining 
and repairing sewers and drains, and in extending the same, 
and in laying assessments on estates adjudged to be benefited 
by sewers, whether done under the authority of this act or of 
general laws, shall be done and performed in the name of said 
town by its board of sewer commissioners. 

Section 11. Said town of Andover may at any legal meet- 
ing called for the purpose adopt a system of sewerage for the 
whole or any part of its territory, and may at such meeting 
determine by vote what proportion of the expense of con_ 
structing the same shall be borne by the town. The remain, 
ing cost of said system shall be Joorne by the owners of es- 
tates situated within the territory embraced by it and bene- 
fited thereby, but no estate shall be deemed to be benefited 
unless or until a sewer is constructed into which it can be 
drained. The owners of such estates shall be assessed by 
said commissioners their proportional parts respectively of 
such portion of the total cost of said system as is not borne 
by the town as above-provided ; such proportional parts shall 
be based upon the estimated average cost of all the sewers 
composing said system and shall be assessed by a fixed uniform 



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rate according to the frontage of such estates on any street 
or way in which a sewer is constructed, or according to the 
area of each such estate within a fixed depth from such street 
or way, or according to both frontage and area : and every 
such owner shall within three months after written notice of 
such assessment, served on him or on the occupant of his es- 
tate or sent by mail to the last address of said owner known 
to said commissioners, pay the sum so assessed to the town 
treasurer: provided, that said board shall, on the written re- 
quest of any such owner made within said three months, ap- 
portion such assessment into such number of equal parts or 
instalments, not exceeding ten. as such owner shall state in 
such request, and they shall certify such apportionment to 
the assessors ; interest from the date of such apportionment 
at the rate of five per cent, per annum shall be added to each 
of said assessments until they are paid, and one of said parts 
shall be added by the assessors to the annual tax of such es- 
tates for each year next ensuing until all said parts have been 
so added, unless sooner paid as hereinafter provided : and 
provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be con- 
strued to prevent the payment at any time in one payment. 
notwithstanding its prior apportionment, of any balance of 
said assessments then remaining unpaid, but interest on such 
balance at the rate of five per cent, per annum shall be paid 
to the date of such payment : and thereupon the treasurer 
shall receive the same and shall certify such payment or pay- 
ments to the assessors, who shall preserve a record thereof. 
In cases of corner lots abutting on more than one sewered 
street the same area shall not be assessed more than once. 
No assessment shall be made with respect to any estate until 
it can be drained by a sewer. When a sewer has been built 
running through land other than a street no assessment shall 
be made as to said land abutting on said sewer until that part 
thereof occupied by the sewer has been laid out as a street. 

Section 12. An assessment made under section eleven 
shall constitute a lien upon the estate, which shall continue 
for three years after it is made and notice served as above 



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provided, or, in case of apportionment, until the expiration 
of two years from the time the last instalment is committed 
to the collector ; and said assessment together with interest 
at the rate of five per cent, per annum may, with incidental 
costs and expenses, be levied by sale of such estate or so much 
thereof as shall be sufficient to discharge the assments and 
intervening charges, if the assessment is not paid within three 
months after service of said notice, or, if apportioned, within 
three months after any part has become due. Such sale and 
all proceedings connected therewith shall be conducted in 
the same manner as sales for the payment of taxes ; and real 
estate so sold may be redeemed the same as if sold for the 
non-payment of taxes and in the same manner. Such as- 
sessment or parts thereof may also be collected by an action 
of contract in the name of the inhabitants of the town of An- 
dover against the owner of said estate, brought at any time 
within three years after the same has become due. 

Section 13. Any person aggrieved by such assessment 
may, at any time within three months after service of the 
notice mentioned in section eleven of this act, apply to the 
superior court for the county of Essex for a jury to revise 
the same, but before making such application he shall give 
fourteen days' notice in writing of his intention so to do to 
the commissioners, and shall therein particularly specify his 
objection to the assessment, to which specification he shall be 
confined before the jury. 

Section 14. The provisions of chapter fifty of the Public 
Statutes and of acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto, pertaining to sewers and drains, not inconsistent 
with this act, shall apply to the town of Andover in carrying 
out the provisions of this act. 

Section 15. The state board of health, upon the applica- 
tion of the board of health or selectmen of the town of North 
Andover, alleging the existence of a public nuisance or the 
pollution of the waters adjacent to said town into which the 
effluent of said sewer of the town of Andover is discharged, 
to such a degree that the public health of said town of North 



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Andover is endangered, shall appoint a time and place for a 
public hearing thereon, and give such notice thereof as said 
board shall deem proper. After such hearing said state board, 
if in its judgment there is good reason for such complaint, 
shall order the town of Andover to abate such nuisance, or 
to cleanse and purify its sewage, before its effiuent is dis- 
charged into the waters aforesaid, so that the public health 
shall not be endangered. Any court having jurisdiction in 
equity may, upon application of the board of selectmen or 
board of health of said town of North Andover, enforce the 
orders of said state board of health in the premises by any 
proper order or decree. 

Section 16. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but no expenditure shall be made and no liability incurred 
under the same, except for prelimiary surveys and estimates, 
unless this act shall first be accepted by vote of two thirds of 
the legal voters of the town of Andover present and voting 
thereon at a legal meeting called for that purpose within 
three years from the date of ils passage. [Approved Moy 
14, 1895. 



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Finance Committee. 



RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YEAR 1896. 



Schools, 


$19000 00 


School-Houses, 


2000 00 


School-Books and Supplies, 


1500 00 


Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 


3000 00 


Macadamized Roads, 


4000 00 


Sidewalks, 


1000 00 


Removing Snow, 


500 00 


Town Officers, 


5000 00 


Town House, 


1000 00 


Waterworks, Maintenance, 


4700 00 


Sinking Fund, 


675 00 


Fire Department, Running Expenses, 


2000 00 


New Apparatus and Engine House 


changes, 3000 00 


Horses and Drivers, 


3000 00 


Street Lighting, 


3700 00 


Printing and Stationery, 


700 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


200 00 


Memorial Day, 


200 00 


State Aid, 


1600 00 


Military Aid, 


300 00 


Expenses of Almshouse, 


4000 00 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


5000 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


500 00 


State Tax, 


6000 00 


County Tax, 


5000 00 


Abatement of Taxes, 


300 00 



Amount carried forward, # 77875 00 



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Amount brought forward, 


$77875 00 


Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 


10000 00 


Insurance, 


500 00 


Hay Scales, 


50 00 


Miscellaneous, 


1500 00 


Total, 


-189925 00 



Respectfully submitted, for the Committee, 

ARTHUR BLISS, 

Chairman. 



In addition to the above, the last of the three 110000 notes 
of 1893 is to be paid this year, making $99,925.00. 



ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, ) of 

JOHN S. STARK, \ Andover. 



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Town Warrant. 



ESSEX, SS: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting . 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
the Town of Andover, and North Andover so far as relates 
to the election of Trustees of thePunchard Free School, qual- 
ified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble at the 
Town House, in said Andover, on Monday, the Second day 
of March, 1896, at Nine o'clock, A. M., to act on the follow- 
ing Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2d. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, One member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for three years, One member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three members of the School 
Committee for three years, one Water Commissioner for three 
years, One Trustee of the Memorial Hall for seven years, one 
Sewer Commissioner for three years, Trustee of Punchard 
Free School from the South Parish for two years to fill a 
vacancy, One or more Auditors of Accounts, Constables, Fence 
Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, a Pound 
Keeper, and any other officers the town may determine to 
choose. 

Article 3d. — To take action on the following question: 
" Shall Licences be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town?" 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-Houses, School Books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing Snow, 
Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, 



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Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and 
Stationery, Spring Grove Cemetery, Memorial Day, State Aid, 
Military Aid, Waterworks, Interest on Bonds, Funds and 
Notes, State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, Alms- 
house Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Repairs on Alms- 
house, and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of its 
incorporation on the request of its Committee of Fifteen. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will purchase land, re- 
move and remodel the engine house in Ballard Yale, and 
appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of Engineers 
and others. 

Article 7th. — To see if the Town will vote to reconsider 
the vote taken two years ago authorizing the sale of the 
J. P. Bradlee steamer, on petition of Charles F, Billington and 
others. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 374, Acts of 1895, authorizing the Town to 
place the administration of their highways under a single 
highway surveyor, on petition of John E. Smith and others. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Select- 
men to appoint a night watch in Ballard Yale and appropriate 
a sum of money therefor, on petition of Charles H. Shattuck 
and others. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will vote to purchase a 
new ladder truck and appropriate 11200 therefor, on petition 
of Engineers and others. 

Article 11th. — To hear and act on the reports of the 
Selectmen, Sewer Commissioners, and other Town Officers. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of 
names for Jurors prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 



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Article 13th. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for ensuing 
year. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will vote to place a 
drinking fountain at the junction of Main and Marland Streets 
and appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of the 
Village Improvement Society. 

Article loth. — To see if the Town will accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 154 of Acts of 1882 as amended by Chapter 
240 of the Acts of 1890 relating to public parks. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will authorize the 
erection of an additional electric light on Abbott Street and 
one on Chestnut Street. 

Article 17th. — To determine the method of collecting the 
taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to improve Ridge Street. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will name the street 
leading from Main past James N. Smart's house Gardner 
Avenue. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to care for the public dump, on petition of the Vil- 
lage Improvement Society. 

Article 21st. — To see if the Town will vote to grant the 
free use of water in case the Village Improvement Society 
places a fountain in some suitable public place. 

Article 22d. — To determine the disposition of unexpend- 
ed appropriations. 

Article 23d. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to continue the sidewalk on the north side of Sum- 
mer Street to the house of J. F. Morse. 

Atricle 24th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes upon the 
approval of the Selectmen. 



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Article 25th. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 26th. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting. 

Give under our hands, at Andover, this Thirteenth 
day of February, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-six. 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, [ of 

JOHN S. STARK, \ Andover. 



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Memorial Hall. 



TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 



We do not think that the figures of the Librarian's report, 
appended hereto, lie in their showing of the quiet but effec- 
tive work of our Public Library during the past year. In 
round numbers : 14,000 volumes available for reading or 
reference ; 60 different newspapers and magazines on the 
tables for daily consultation ; 200 new names added to the 
4,000 previously registered of those privileged to withdraw 
books; 20,000 books in the aggregate circulated during the 
year, including 2,200 delivered by special carrier in four 
school districts of the town. These indicate that the gener- 
ous purpose of the early founders, as well as of later pro- 
moters, of the Library is being carried out, so far as the funds 
at the disposal of the Trustees permit. 

The list of accessions shows, we think, the attempt to pro- 
vide a wide variety of interesting and helpful reading, prefer- 
ence being given to books suitable for the young and for the 
common people, without full libraries of their own, for whom 
especially the Library was designed. It may be suggested 
as a help towards a wise selection of books that patrons of 
the Library should oftener fill out the slips, which will be fur- 
nished by the Librarian, with the names of desirable volumes, 
stating the author, publisher, and price. Among the more 
important reference books added during the year are H. H. 
Bancroft's Illustrated Book of the World's Fair, in two vol- 



110 

umes, and Larned's History for Ready Reference, in five 
volumes. 

By a change in the Regulations the Library is now open 
for the delivery of books on Wednesday, the same as on other 
week days : viz., from 9 to 10 o'clock a. m., from 3 to 5.30 
and 7 to 9 p. M. The Reading Room is also open on every 
week day during the same afternoon hours, and in the morn- 
ing from 8.30 to 12 o'clock. 

The card catalogue, referred to in the last annual report 
as in progress of preparation under the direction and at the 
expense of Mrs. John Byers of Andover, was presented to 
the Library in October last, and its three separate classifica- 
tions of books, by authors, by titles, and by subjects, have 
already proved of great convenience to the patrons of the 
Library. Printed lists of accessions made from time to time 
to the catalogue are kept on the tables. The great present 
need of the Library in this line is a new printed catalogue, 
for which there are no available funds. Is it too much to 
hope that some public-spirited citizen may carry forward the 
generous work begun by Mrs. Byers, and provide for this 
need ? 

Another long-felt need of the Library, namely, the keeping 
of the works of reference where they would be more readily 
accessible has been met by the fitting up of one of the ante- 
rooms for the purpose, the same to be called the Cornell Ref- 
erence Boom. In that room are to be placed the more im- 
portant reference books already in possession of the Library, 
and such other works of art and history as may be purchased 
under the bequest of the late Mr. John Cornell, this col- 
lection to be called the Cornell Art and Historical Collection. 
A crayon portrait of Mr. Cornell is soon to be placed in the 
Library. 

It has been thought proper in connection with the approach- 
ing two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of our town to sug- 
gest the Memorial Hall as an appropriate depository for arti- 
cles of historical value. Such memorials of the past the 
Trustees would undertake to- preserve for the future, placing 



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papers of interest, written or printed, with the names of the 
donors in scrap-books or portfolios, to be kept in the Cornell 
Collection, 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
JAMES B. SMITH, 
JOSEPH A. SMART, 
GEO. W. FOSTER, 



C. C. CARPENTER, 

Trustees. 



Axdover, Feb. 12, 1896. 



This certifies that we have examined the Treasurer's ac- 
count, and find the same correctly cast and properly vouched, 

JAMES B. SMITH, 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, 

Committee of Accounts. 
Andover, Jan. 27, 1896. 



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JOSEPH A, SMART, TREASURER OF MEMORIAL HALL 



INCOME. 

To cash balance from last account, 
Interest on Town Notes, 
Interest on Mortgage, 
Interest on Savings Bank deposits, 
Receipts from Fines and Rents, 
Dog Tax, Town Treasurer, 



$1085 42 

1400 00 

250 00 

395 16 

62 60 

551 67 



J3744 85 



113 

IN AOOOUNT WITH THE TOWN OP ANDOVEE, 



RECEIPTS. 




Ballard Holt, salary, 


$720 00 


Jaraes 0. Bradshaw, salary, 


87 00 


Little, Brown & Co., books, 


368 03 


C. A. Nichols & Co., books, 


30 00 


Massachusetts Total Abstinence Society, books, 


9 73 


D. Appleton & Co., books, 


10 00 


M. C. Webster, books, 


1 00 


E, B. Hall, books, 


35 00 


H. H. Thompson, books, 


3 88 


C. E. Smith, books, 


90 


John N. Cole, books, 


94 


John N. Cole, periodicals, 


117 80 


J. H. Chandler, papers, 


20 23 


C. P. Chase, Papers, 


11 70 


Andover Press, papers, 


' 4 00 


Orange Judd Co., papers, 


2 00 


J. F. Barnard & Co., binding, 


110 13 


John N. Cole, supplies, 


3 30 


Andover Press, printing, 


94 20 


Smith and Manning, supplies, 


4 45 


Andover Electric Company, lighting, 


125 03 


Insurance, 


207 50 


F. E. Gleason, coal, 


137 50 


Henry K. Flint, carrier, 


20 00 


F. C Way carrier 


28 00 


Hardy & Cole, labor, 


7 15 


D. McCarthy, labor, 


1 50 


D. Carey, labor, 


2 50 


Ballard Holt, sundries, 


48 53 


B. B. Tuttle, express, 


7 75 


George Saunders, labor, 


13 07 


J. E. Whiting, labor, 


2 50 


Postage and expenses, 


2 00 


Edward Adams, sprinkling street, 


10 00 




$2,247 32 


Cash on hand, 


1497 53 



£3,744 85 



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REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library : 

Gentlemen, — The Librarian's Report for the library year 
1895 is herewith respectfully submitted. 



Comparative Statistics. 

Increased by purchase, 

Increased by gift, 

Increased by binding periodicals, 

Total number of volumes in the Library, 

Pamphlets presented during the year, 
Total number of pamphlets in the Library, 
Number of days the Library was open, 
Number of volumes delivered : 

General delivery, 20,266 18,117 

Abbot District, 263 206 

Bailey District, 915 958 

North District, 269 212 

Osgood District, 983 821 



Largest daily issue, 

Largest weekly issue, 

Average daily issue, 

Per-centage of juvenile and fiction circulated, 

Number of volumes lost and paid for, 

Number of postals sent for books overdue, 

New names registered, 

Total number of names registered, 

Number of volumes covered anew, 

Number of volumes bound, 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 

Amount of fines collected, 
Amount received for use of books, 
Amount received for lost book. 
Received for shelf pins, 



1894. 

239 

57 

43 

13,448 

212 

7393 

251 



22,696 

233 

613 

90 

80 

2 

977 

269 

5751 

1253 

160 

67 

733 

$53 18 
4 24 



1895. 

273 
55 

50 
13,826 

133 

7526 

250 



20,314 

209 

585 

81 

78| 

2 

1022 

198 

5949 

1379 

266 

65 

712 

$54 96 

6 16 

1 00 

48 



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List of Donors. 



Vols. 



Abbot Courant. 

Andover, Town of. 

Boston Public Library. 

Brewer, David H. Boston, Mass. 

Briggs, N. A. Shaker Village, N. H, 

Cambridge Public Library. 

Carpenter, Rev. C. C. 

Clarke, Miss Sarah F. 

Concord Free Public Library, 

Daniels, George H. New York, N. Y., 

Fall River Public Library. 

Fearing, Andrew C. Boston, Mass. 

Foster, Herbert B., 

Gage, Hon. George F. Lawrence, Mass. 

Jenkins, E. Kendall. 

Lawrence Public Library. 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of. 

Middleton, David. 

Middleton, Miss Jennie. 

Newbury Library, Chicago, 111. 

Newton Free Library. 

Osgood, L. Edgar. North Andover, Mass. 

"Our Dumb Animals" 1895. 

Palmer, Rev. Frederic. 

Peabody Institute. Peabody, Mass. 

Peck, George G. New York, N. Y. 

Phillips, Albert M. Auburn, Mass. 

Salem Public Library. 

Stevens, Hon. Moses T. North Andover, Mass. 

Taylor, Prof. John Phelps. 

Travellers' Insurance Co. Travellers' Record, 1895. 

United States Government. 20 

Warren, Henry Dexter. Boston, Mass. 1 

Watertown Public Library. 

Watkins, Walter K. Boston, Mass. 

Whitney, Charles C. Marshall, Minn. 

Winthrop Public Library, 

Worcester Free Public Library. 



3 



1 

1 

139 

168 



Para p. Pap's 
1 



12 

1 



12 

1 



1 
14 
11 

61 

1 

2 

1 

1 



12 



12 



377 133 



52 



76 



116 
Other Donations. 

Foster, Mrs. Wm. Phillips. Treasurer's box belonging to the 
" Friendly Fire Society " of Andover. 

Smith, John L. Marker carried bv the 35th Regiment Mass. Vols, 
during the Rebellion. 



During the year forty-six volumes have been withdrawn, and re- 
placed with new ones. 

Three numbers each of the Boston Post, Harper's Bazar, and Il- 
lustrated American, two each of Andover Townsman and Har- 
per's Weekly, one each of Boston Journal, Transcript, Travel- 
ler, Catholic World, Century, Cosmopolitan, Lawrence Ameri- 
can, New England Magazine, and Scribner's Magazine have 
been taken from the Reading-room. 

BALLARD HOLT, 

Librarian. 

Andover, Jan. 7, 1896. 



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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY. 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS 



BULLETIN No. i$, 189> 



118 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS, 18^5. 



Abbot, Willis J. Battle-fields and victory. 162.12 

Abbott, John S. C. Miles Standish, captain of the Pilgrims. 1758.6 

Adams, Charles Kendall. Manual of historical literature. Ref. 

Alden, Henry Mills. A study of death. 1727.2 

Allibone, Samuel Austin. Prose quotations from Socrates to 

Macaulay. Ref» 

American Naturalist. Vol. 28. 1894. 1423.9 

Andover Townsman. Vol. 8. 1895. Ref. 
Apthrop, William Foster. Musicians and music lovers, and 

other essays. 478.12 

Arthur, Timothy Shay. Ten nights in a bar-room. 1945.16 

Atkinson, Philip. Electricity for everybody : its nature and 

uses explained. 421.26 

Atlantic Monthly. Vols. 74, 75. 1894-95. 1313.14 1413.1 

B. 

Baker, Mrs. Woods. Pictures of Swedish life : or, Svea and her 

children. 1753.14 

Bain, R. Nisbet. Hans Christian Andersen: a biography. 1753.22 

Balfour, Arthur James. The foundations of belief: being notes 

introductory to the study of theology. 473.22 

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The book of the fair : an historical and 
descriptive presentation of the Columbian Exposition at 
Chicago, in 1893. 2 vols. Ref. 

Beazley, Charles Raymond. Prince Henry, the navigator : the 
hero of Portugal and of modern discovery. 1394-1460. 
A. D. 1258.5 

Bellamy, William. A century of charades. 1217.19 

Black, William. In silk attire. 712.25 

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Vols. 156, 157. 1894-95. 1435.8-9 
Blair, Eliza Nelson. Lisbeth Wilson : a daughter of New Hamp- 
shire hills. 1923.22 
Bolles, Albert Sidney. Financial history of the United States. 

1861-1885. Vol. 3. 341.10 

Boyd, Andrew K. H. St. Andrews and elsewhere : glimpses of 

some gone, and of things left. 1221.17 

Boynton, Henry Van Ness. The national military park, Chick- 

amausa-Chattanooga : an historical guide. 1741.13 



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Brehart, Alfred de. Jean Belin: the French Robinson Crusoe. 1918.7 
Brewer, David H. Adventures in fairyland. 1848.5 
Brooks, Noah. Abraham Lincoln, and the downfall of Ameri- 
can slavery. [Heroes of the nations.] 1258.9 
Short stories in party politics. 1723.1 
Washington in Lincoln's time. 1745.11 
Brown, Alice. Meadow-grass : tales of New England life. 743.26 
Buckley, James Munroe. Travels in three continents : Europe, 

Africa, Asia. 1763.7 
Burdette, Robert Jones, and others. Before he is twenty ; five 

perplexing phases of the boy question considered. 415.27 
Burnham, Clara Louise. Sweet clover: a romance of the white 

city. 1923.21 

The wise woman. 1923.24 
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Two little pilgrims' progress : a 

story of the city beautiful. 847.31 

Burroughs, John. Riverby. 1766.3 

Bush, James Smith. The evidence of faith. 474.27 

C. 

Call, Annie Payson. As a matter of course. 1767.13 
Carpenter, Mary Thorne. In Cairo and Jerusalem : an Eastern 

note-book. 1765.22 
Cary, Edward. George William Curtis. [American men of 

letters.] 456.21 
Century Magazine. Vols. 26, 27. 1894-95. 1337.4-5 

Chellis, Mary Dwinell. Old benches with new props. 1965.5 
Cheney, Elisha. Alcohol inside out, from bottom principles : 

facts for the millions. 1247.5 
Cholmondeley, Mary. The Danvers jewels : Sir Charles Danvers. 1932.15 

Claflin, Mary Bucklin. Under the old elms. 1746.2 

Clark, Thomas March. Reminiscences. 1755.20 

Clyde, Henry. Pleasure cycling. 1452.9 
Coffin, Charles Carleton. Daughters of the Revolution, and their 

times, 1769-1776 : a historical romance. 1947 5 
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Letters : Edited by E. H. Cole- 
ridge. 1753.17-18 
Anima poetae : from unpublished no*e books. Edited by 

E. H. Coleridge. 1753.21 
Contemporary Review. Vols. 66, 67. 1894-95. 1126.10-11 
Cornhill Magazine. New series. Vols. 23,24. 1894-95. 1135.6-7 

Cosmopolitan, The. Vols. 17-18. 1894-95^ 1137.4-5 

Cox, George W. The Greeks and the Persians. 455. 10 # 

Cox, Palmer. The Brownies through the Union. 881.29 



120 

Crawford, Francis Marion. Constantinople. 1745.12 
The Ralstons. 2 vols. 1962.12-13 
Creighton, Mandell. History of the papacy during the period 
of the Reformation. Vol. 5. The German revolt, 151.7- 
1527. 1225.9 
Crockett, S. K. Bog-myrtle and peat. 1914.16 
The men of the moss-hags. 1914.17 
Curteis, Arthur M. Rise of the Macedonian Empire. 455.11 
Curtin, Jeremiah. Hero tales of Ireland. 1942.5 
Curtis, George William. Literary and social essays. 333.25 
Cushing, William. Initials and pseudonyms : a dictionary of lit- 
erary disguises. 1st series. Ref. 

D. 

Davidson, J. L. S. Cicero, and the fall of the Roman Republic. 1258.8 

Davis, Richard Harding. About Paris. 1767.15 

DeFoe, Daniel. Journal of the Plague year. Edited by George 

R. Carpenter. 1744.16 
Deland, Margaret. Philip and his wife. 1943.6 
Dodge, Mary Abigail. Biography of James G. Blaine. 1753.20 
Dorr, J, C. R. The flower of England's face : sketches of En- 
glish travel. 1765.26 
Dorsey, Mrs. Sarah Anne. Athalie. 1941.1 
Douglass, Frederick. Life and times. 1757.17 
Dougall, Lily. Beggars all : a novel. 1933.20 
A question of faith. 1933.21 
Doyle, Arthur Conan. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 1953.21 
The great shadow : a novel. 1953.22 
The parasite : a story. 1953.23 
The refugees; a tale of two continents. 1953.24 
The white company. 1953.20 
Dumas, Alexandre. Count of Monte Cristo. 4 vols. 1915.8-11 
The three musketeers. 2 vols. 1915.12-13 
Dwight, Theodore F., editor. Critical sketches of some of the 

Federal and Confederate commanders. 1753.19 

E. 

Earle, Alice Morse. Colonial dames, and good wives. 1758.10 

Margaret Winthrop. 1758.9 

English Illustrated Magazine. Vols. 12, 13. 1894-95. 1315.3-4 

F. 

Farrar, Frederick William. Gathering clouds; a tale of the 

' days of St. Chrysostom, l??4-8 



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Farrar, Frederick William. Julian Holmes : a tale of college life. 1924.4 
The life of Christ as represented in art. 411.17 
St. Winifred's: or the world of school. 1924.2 
Field, Eugene. Love-songs of childhood. 1733.6 
Field, Henry Martyn. Our western archipelago. 1764.10 
Finley, Martha. Elsie's journey on inland waters. 726.20 
Fiske, John. Outlines of cosmic philosophy: based on the doc- 
trine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philoso- 
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The unseen world, and other essays. 1713.4 
Forum, The. Vols. 18,^19. 1895. 1124.7-8 
Freeman, Edward Augustus. History of the Norman Conquest 

in England. Vol. 6. Index. 253.20 
Froude, James Anthony, Life and letters of Erasmus : letters 

delivered at Oxford, 1893-4. 1 753.1 2 

G. 

Gardner, Alice. Julian, philosopher and emperor, and last strug. 

gle of paganism against Christianity. 1258.10 

George, Hereford B. Battles of English history. 1748.11 

Gibson, Louis H. Beautiful houses: a study in house building. 1731.2 

Gladden, Washington. Ruling Ideas of the present age. 1728.5 

Glascock, W. H. Stories of Columbia. 1948.7 

Good Words. 1894. 1316.8 

Goodloe, Abbe Carter. College girls. 1943.7 
Goodwin, Maud Wilder. The colonial cavalier: or southern life 

before the Revolution. 1 744.8 
The head of a hundred : account of certain passages in the 

life of Humphrey Huntoon, Esq., some time an officer in 

the colony of Virginia. 1945.9 

Gordon, George A. The Christ of to-day. 1728.4 

Graham, P. A. Country pastimes for boys. 1722.3 

Grant, Robert. The art of living. 1767.16 

The bachelor's Christmas, and other stories. 1945.17 
Green, John Richard. Short history of the English people. 4 

vols. 1741.9-12 

Greene, Frederick Davis. The Armenian crisis in Turkey : the 

massacre of 1894, its antecedents and significance. 1 74-1.1 1 

II. 

Hapgood, Isabel Florence. Russian rambles. 1764.11 
Hargreaves, William. Alcohol and science : or alcohol, what it 

is, and what it does. 1 24 7.6 

Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Vols. 89, 00. 1894 '.';">. 1173.4-5 



122 



Harper's Young People. 1894. 772.4 
Harris, Joel Chandler. 1 ittle Mr. Thimblefinger and his queer 

country : what the children saw and heard there. 1956.4 
Mr. Rabbit at home : sequel to Little Mr Thimblefinger and 

his queer country. 1956.5 

Harte, Francis Bret. Clarence. 867.33 
Hassall, Arthur. Louis XIV, and the zenith of the French 

monarchy. 1258.11 
Hawkins, Anthony Hope. The prisoner of Zenda : three months 

in the life of an English gentleman. By Anthony Hope. 859.27 
Hector, Annie French. For his sake: a novel. 1957.6 
Henderson, William J. Afloat with the flag. 1948.6 
Six yarns for boys, spun by an Old Salt. 1948.4 
Henry, Mrs. S. M. I. Afterward : a sequel to Beforehand. 1965.4 
Beforehand. 1965.3 
Henty, George Alfred. A knight of the white cross. 1925.8 
Through Russian snows. 1925.10 
The tiger of Mysore. 1 925. 9 
Herrick, Christine Terhune. The chafing-dish supper. 1217.20 
Hodgkin, Thomas. Theodoric, the Goth ; the barbarian cham- 
pion of civilization. 1258.6 
Holcombe, Chester. The real Chinaman. 1753.16 
Hooker, Joseph Dalton. Botany. [Scince primers] 378.26 



I. 



Illustrated American. Vols. 16, 17. 1894-95. 



1446.4-5 



J. 

Jackson, George Anson. The Apostolic fathers, and the apolo- 
gists of the second century. [Early Christian Literature 
primers.] 1712.2 

The fathers of ihe third century. [Early Christian Litera- 

ature primers]. 1712.3 

The post-Nicene Greek fathers. [Early Christian Litera- 
ture primers.] 1712.5 
The post-Nicene Latin fathers. [Early Christian Litera- 
ture primers.] 1712.5 
J evons, William Stanley. Logic. Science primers, 378.27 
Jewett, Sarah Orne. The life of Nancy. 718,35 
Judd, John R. Always strong and happy: system of treatment 
for the care of the body, with the development of the 
muscular system. 1 721.2 



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K. 

Kerr, Norman. Inebriety, or narcomania : its etiology, pathol- 
ogy, treatment and jurisprudence. 1245.1 

Kimball, Arthur Reed. The blue ribbon : what Thomas Edward 

Murphy has done for the promotion of personal temperance. 1247.8 

Kimball, Lucia E. F. Faith Hayne : a story. 1965.11 

King, Charles. The story of Fort Fray ne. 1928.14 

King, Edward. Under the red flag : or the adventures of two 

American boys in the days of the commune. 1928.13 

Kipling, Rudyard. The jungle book. 678.25 

The second jungle book. 678.26 

Knox, Thomas Wallace. In wild Africa : adventures of two 

youths in a journey through the Sahara desert. 1961.5 

L. 

Lang, Andrew. A monk of Fife : a romance of the days of 

Jeanne D' Arc. 1933.22 

Lamed, J. N. History for ready reference. 5 vols. ,. Ref. 
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century. 1744.13 

Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser. 1894. Ref. 
Lawrence, Mrs. Margaret "Woods. Marion Graham : or higher 

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Littell's Living Age. Vols. 202-206. 1894-95. 1065.7-11 

Lockyer, Joseph Norman. Astronomy. [Science primers.] 378.25 
Lodge, Henry Cabot, and Roosevelt, Theodore. Hero tales from 

A m erican history. 1744.14 
Love, William de Loss. The Fast and Thanksgiving days in 

New England. 1 744.6 

Lowell, James Russell. Last poems. 336.22 

Ludlum, Jean Kate. Barclay's daughter. 1965.6 
Lummis, Charles F. The man who married the moon, and other 

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M. 
Mabie, Hamilton Wright. My study fire. 2 vols. 1 236.22-23 

MacDonald, George. Alex. Forbes of Ilowglen. 1917.4 

Lilith: a romance. 1917.5 

Maclaran, Alexander. A year's ministry. 1st series. 477.19 

McMaster, John Bach. History of the people of the United 

States, from the Revolution to the Civil War. Vol. 4. 841.14 

Manufacturer and Builder. Vol.26. 1894. 1353.22 

Mason, Edward T., editor. Personal traits of Btisish authors: 

Wordsworth, Coleridge, Lamb, Ilazlit, Leigh Hunt, Proctor. 332.22 



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Board of lunacy and charity. Sixteenth annual report. 

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Massachusetts year book, and city and town register. 1895. 

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Matthews, Brander. The royal marine : an idyl of Narragan- 

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Minot, Henry D. Land birds and game birds of New England. 1274.7 
Mitchell, Donald G. English lands, letters, and kings. Vol. 3. 

Queen Anne and the Georges. 1224.27 

Moore, Joseph West. American Congress : a history of nation- 
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Mummery, A. F. My climbs in the Alps and Caucasus. 1741.15 
Munroe, Kirk. The fur seal's tooth : a story of Alaskan adven- 
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Murfree, Mary N. The phantoms of the foot-bridge, and other 

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Musical Visitor. Vol.23. 1895. 1354.19 

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Nation, The. Vols. 59, 60. 1894-95. 1444.4-5 

New York Central's health and pleasure resorts. 1895. 1764.9 

Noble, Annette L. Miss Roberts' lodgers in a little Welsh town. 1965.8 
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Norman, Henry. Peoples and politics of the far east. 1763.9 

North American Review. Vols. 159, 160. 1894-95. 1152.4-5 

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Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret O. W. The story of a governess. 1966.6 

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Miscellaneous studies : a series of essays. 1724.5 

Perry, Nora. A flock of boys and girls. 811.27 

Phillips, Albert Merrta. Phillips genealogies. *583.11 

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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



SEVENTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY IS, 1896 



ANDOVER, MASS.: 

THE ANDOVER PRESS, PRINTERS, 
1896 



REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Andover : 

Your Board of Water Commissioners submit their seventh 
annual report for the year ending January 15, 1896 : 
Applications as per last report, 677 

Received during the year, 52 

Received for Water Rates, 1894, $8378 44 

" " " " 1895, 8434 15 

Operating expenses, 1894, 14580 73 

" " 1895, 4380 13 

Owing to depression in business in Ballard vale, the receipts 
from that quarter were considerably less than formerly ; aside 
from this, the usual increase is apparent and the general re- 
sult very gratifying. 

The supply as usual has been abundant. Although a very 
dry season, the Pond fell but a few inches below the normal 
level of other seasons. The quality has been some better 
than usual ; not a single complaint has been made of any un- 
pleasant taste or odor which has been the case in former years 
at certain periods. 

In April your Board invited proposals from several relia- 
able builders for furnishing a high duty pumping engine, for 
which the town at the last annual meeting authorized an issue 
of bonds. The urgent necessity for a new pump was laid 
before you in the last annual report of the Superintendent. 

Six different builders responded with fifteen proposals, each 
having submitted several of similar design and construction 
but of different capacity and duty, and all represented either 
by the builders themselves or their authorized agents. 

After due consideration of the several designs, etc., the 
contract was awarded to the Deane Pump Works of Holyoke, 



Mass., whose bid was the lowest for what was deemed the 
best design and best adapted to the purposes required and 
the most satisfactory to your Board and Superintendent. 

By the terms of the contract the parties w r ere to construct, 
set up in position, ready for service according to the terms 
of the specifications, a pump designated in their proposal 
which should develop a specified duty for $9296.00 

This pump is of the vertical type, new in design, and em- 
braces many new features and the latest improvements in this 
class of machinery. A description may be found in the re- 
port of the Superintendent. 

The task of putting in the foundations for the new pump, 
which, by the terms of the contract, the town was to furnish, 
proved to be not only an expensive but rather hazardous un- 
dertaking. In excavating, Superintendent Smith encountered 
at a certain depth quicksand and water which at one time 
seriously threatened the foundations of the building and bid 
fair to cause serious trouble. This was, however, finally 
overcome by criobing near the walls, and with an abundance 
of gravel, cement, and small stones a suitable hard bottom 
was secured for the larger stones and granite blocks which 
were to follow. It is all right, and pronounced by competent 
judges to be solid and substantial and fully capable of with- 
standing the weight and jar of the fifty tons of machinery it 
is to support. The cost was $2990.03, which includes the 
necessary changes in steam and water piping. 

By virtue of the power vested by the Legislature, (Act of 
1887,) the town took possession, August 22, of the two islands 
lying in Haggetts' Pond. 

We ask for an appropriation of #4400 for maintenance and 
$300 for repairs on the old pump. Also $075 for the differ- 
ent sinking funds. 

In the future as in the past, there will be repairs to be 
made, extensions to street lines required, and many other 
requisites incident to all systems of waterworks which will 
require an annual outlay, but with the new pump in com- 
mission, the other as a spare in case of emergency, your 



street lines all right, the reservoir in perfect condition, the 
time has come when large expenditures will not be required, 
and we feel confident that with the abundant supply and 
purity of the water, the improved pumping plant, the works 
all in good condition, there is no better system in any town 
in this commonwealth at the present time. 

JOHN H. FLINT, ) Board 

J. P. BUTTERPIELD, \ of 

FELIX G. HAYNES, ) Water Commissoners. 



SINKING FUND. 



The Sinking Fund Commissioners present the following 
report : 

ISSUE OP 1890. 

To redeem bonds Nos. 151 to 160 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 15, 1895, $1920 02 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 45 81 
Received from interest from Essex Savings Bank, 30 62 
Received from interest from City Institution for 

Savings, of Lowell, 10 67 



$2157 12 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1053 17 
Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 788 77 

Deposited in Lowell Institution for 

Savings, 315 18 





^P^±U I J.— 


ISSUE OF 1892. 




To redeem bonds Nos. 161 to 170 inclusive 
To balance Jan. 15, 1895, 

Received from Town of Andover, 
Received from interest from Broadway 
Bank, 


$674 55 
150 00 
Savings 

30 24 


Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, 


$854 79 
$854 79 



ISSUE OF 1893. 

To redeem bonds Nos. 171 to 180. 
To balance Jan. 15, 1895, $160 71 

Received for premiums on bonds, 210 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 12 57 
Received from interest from Central Savings Bank, 2 10 
Received from Town of Andover, . 150 00 



$535 88 



Invested as follows : , 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $323 28 
Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 212 10 



$535 38 

ISSUE OP 1895. 

To redeem bonds Nos. 181 to 195 inclusive. 

Received for premiums on bonds, $450 00 

Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, $450 00 

JOHN H. FLINT, ) Q . , . w , 

J. P. BUTTERFJELD, \ ^ inlcw 9 *u na 
FELIX G. HAYNES, Commissioners. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



RECEIPTS. 



Smith & Dove M'fg Co., laying pipe, #774 15 

Hardy & Cole, laying pipe, 44 40 

John H. Flint, laying service pipe, etc., 93 43 

H. H. Tyer, changing pipe, 10 51 

Geo. Saunders, pipe and fittings, 6 92 

A. S. Manning, removing stump, 6 08 

T. Howard, labor, 2 72 

South Church Society, examination church, 5 00 

Jos. T. Lovejoy, grass on reservoir lot, 5 00 

Turning on water, 4 00 

John Riley, repairing pipe, 1 25 

Jas. Grosvenor, repairing meter, 1 25 

Various parties, service pipe and meters, 1420 15 

Water rates, 8434 15 



$10809 01 



Paid Town Treasurer, 
Water rates, 18434 15 

Pipe account, 2374 86 



$10809 01 



MAINTENANCE. 



John E. Smith, superintendent, 1528 45 

George W. Chandler, coal and teaming, 1206 69 

George^W. Spickler, engineer, 600 00 

Herbert M. Wright, fireman, 375 00 

Amount carried forward, $2710 14 



9 

Amount brought forward, 
Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 
S. Peterson, fireman, 
George E. Hussey, clerk and foreman, 
Ludlow Valve Co., valve and hydrants, 
Hardy & Cole, lumber, 
B. & M. R.R., freight, 
Frank R. Goodwin, labor, 
Andrew Hurley, labor, 
Andrew Moynehan, labor, 
William G. Goldsmith, stamps and box rent, 
0. B. Howarth, labor, 

Anderson & Bowman, horse-shoeing and iron work, 
J. Albert Walker, coal, 

Treat Hardware & Supply Co., oil packing, etc., 
Jos. Bourdelais, teaming, 
Michael Moynehan, labor, 
Martin Duggan, labor, 
Andover Press, printing and stationery, 
Star Brass M'f'g Co., repairing engine counter, 
Edward McCabe, boiler work, 
J. W. Moore, painting wagons, 

E. W. Bigelow, oil, 
John Schofield, labor, 
W. Butterfield, fireman, 
Clarence Goldsmith, fireman, 
John N. Cole, stationery, 
Cutting Bardwell & Co., lumber, 
George F. Blake M'f'g Co., pump springs, 

F. G. Haynes, rubber boots and supplies, 
Benjamin Brown, rubber boots, 
Gilchrist & Taylor, pipe and fittings, 
Perrin Seamens & Co., tape and pump diaphragm, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
E. Pike, fittings, 
L. M. Crane, oil, 

Amount carried forward, 



12710 


14 


120 


00 


79 50 


303 


33 


74 


92 


70 


06 


55 


87 


43 


99 


39 


25 


35 


06 


34 


00 


33 


42 


:, 36 


80 


220 


32 


31 


07 


29 


1G 


23 


09 


20 


87 


25 


50 


25 00 


57 


72 


34 


75 


30 


00 


17 


50 


15 


75 


12 


00 


11 


39 


12 


00 


12 


00 


9 


60 


T 
1 


00 


13 


62 


5 47 


11 


.... 


t; 


83 


3 


25 


14271 


28 



10 



Amount brought forward, 
George Saunders, fittings, 
C. E. Knowlton, repairs on wagons, 
A. J. Shaw, papering and kalsomining, 
Ball & Mullen, wall paper, 
Smith & Manning, oil and matches, 
Dr. J. F. Richards, labor, 
C. F. Mayer & Son, whips, 
American Express, express, 
W. F. Rutter, fittings,' 
Brown's Express, express, 
J. O'Connell, setting box, 
F. E. Gleason, wood, 
Henry McLawlin, paint and hardware, 
National Meter Co.; meter clock, 
Patrick McMullen, labor, 
John Moynehan, labor, 
Thompson Meter Co., disk, 
A. Palm, wood, 
Henry P. Noyes, repairing table, 



CKEDIT, MAINTENANCE. 

South Church Society, examination at church, 

Joseph T. Lovejoy, grass at reservoir lot, 

Turning on water, 

John Riley, repairing pipe, 

James Grosvenor, repairing meter, 



SEKVICE PIPE. 

Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., pipe and fittings, 
Gilchrist & Taylor, pipe and fittings, 
Thomson Meter Co., meters, 

Amount ca^0^ieSStjr^ 11016 73 



$4271 23 


2 80 


4 00 


6 00 


4 65 


2 61 


1 60 


1 00 


1 05 


90 


40 


35 


50 


6 70 


2 00 


3 40 


5 44 


1 25 


80 40 


35 


14396 63 


5 00 


5 00 


4 00 


1 25 


1 25 


$16 50 


$574 13 


239 80 


202 80 




11 



Amount brought for ward, 


.$1016 73 


John E. Smith, superintendent, 


201 14 


Andrew Hurley, labor, 


175 35 


Michael Moynehan, labor, 


146 65 


Andrew Moynehan, labor, 


134 99 


Hersey Meter Co, meters, 


126 75 


John Moynehan, labor, 


99 97 


George E. Hussey, foreman, 


91 00 


John Schofield, labor, 


87 60 


National Meter Co., meters, 


123 50 


Metropolitan Meter Co., meters, 


70 40 


Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 


76 00 


Frank R. Goodwin, labor, 


31 35 


David Welch, labor, 


24 50 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


24 50 


Patrick Lynch, labor, 


19 73 


B. Pike, 


18 74 


Joseph O'Brien, 


21 43 


Boston Lead MTg Co., lead pipe, 


17 41 


G. W. & F. Smith, iron posts, 


16 00 


Weir Water Meter Co., meter, 


lb 40 


Wm. J. Butterfield, foreman, 


18 00 


B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, 


13 25 


Wm. Casey, labor, 


11 20 


George Saunders, pipe and fittings, 


5 98 


Daniel Cronin, labor, 


5 00 


The Fairbanks Co., valve, 


4 80 


Daniel Dennehy, labor, 


2 40 


Smith & Manning, oatmeal, oil, etc., 


2 28 


American Express, express, 


2 05 


Wm. Wood, setting glass, 


2 00 


Sumner & Goodwin, stop cocks, 


2 00 


Geo. H. Sampson, platinum fuses, 


I 64 


II. McLawlin, hardware, 


2 70 


W. F. Rutter, flanges, 


1 00 


Hardy & Cole, lumber, 


74 


B. Cummings, lumber, 


41 


Amount carried forward,' 


12614 79 



12 



Amount brought forward, 
Walworth M'f'g Co., fittings, 
Brown's Express, express, 



CREDIT, SERVICE PIPE. 

John H. Flint, laying service pipe, etc., 

H. H. Tyer, changing pipe, 

Geo. Saunders, pipe and fittings, 

A. S. Manning, removing stump, 

T. Howard, labor, 

Various parties, service pipe and meters, 



PIPE DISTRIBUTION, 

South Pittsburg, Iron Works, pipe and specials, 

B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, 

Ludlow Yalve Co., valves and hydrants 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 

Andrew Hurley, labor, 

Michael Moynehan, labor, 

John Schoffield, labor, 

Andrew Moynehan, labor, 

John Moynehan, labor, 

Gutterson & Gould, lead, 

Geo. W. Chandler, teaming, 

Walworth M'f'g Co., special casting, 

Wm. J. Butterfield, foreman, 

Mike Laughlin, labor, 

Davis & Farnham, special castings, 

0. B. Howarth, labor, 

Dennis Lane, labor, 

Amount carried forward, 



$2614 79 


1 28 


1 70 


12617 77 


93 43 


10 51 


6 92 


6 08 


2 72 


1420 15 


•1539 81 


1661 44 


304 95 


162 90 


151 07 


130 80 


115 54 


98 18 


96 83 


71 94 


122 70 


50 00 


34 52 


36 00 


34 24 


37 10 


32 50 


27 37 



$2168 08 



13 



Amount brought forward , 


12163 08 


James O'Brien, labor, 


37 76 


Philip Purcell, labor, 


28 80 


John McLaughlin, labor, 


27 02 


Dennis Callahan, labor, 


29 44 


Frank R. Goodwin, labor, 


23 85 


George E. Hussey, foreman, 


20 33 


John Croston, labor, 


20 80 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


17 80 


Dave Welch, labor, 


17 69 


R. D. Wood & Co., special castings, 


58 20 


Perrin, Seamans & Co., picks and shovels, 


21 72 


W. P. Ratter, valve, 


13 95 


Boston Lead M'f'g Co., lead, 


12 22 


Daniel Cronin, labor, 


6 58 


Patrick Lynch, labor, 


4 80 


H. McLawlin, hardware, 


4 84 


Lawrence Gas. Co., coke, 


4 50 


F. E. Gleason, wood, 


3 75 


Gilchrist & Taylor, valve box, 


4 20 


Michael Bairnie, labor, 


3 20 


Smith & Manning, oatmeal and oil, 


2 94 


Hardy & Cole, lumber, 


1 44 


George Saunders, labor, 


1 50 


Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 


12 00 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


5 30 




$2552 71 



CREDIT, PIPE DISTRIBUTION, 

Smith & Dove M'f'g Co., laying pipe, $774 15 

Hardy & Cole, laying pipe, 44 40 

$818 55 



14 

PUMPING PLANT. 

Driscoll & O'Brien, brick, cement and labor, $1134 30 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 331 89 
Davis & Farnham M'fg Co., flange, pipe and specials, 212 75 

W. J. Jones, stone cutting, 419 50 

0. B. Howarth, labor, 113 89 

Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 89 50 

Ludlow Yalve M'fg Co., valves, 98 41 

Gilchrist & Taylor, pipe and fittings, 120 52 

S. Peterson, labor, 61 40 

George F. Holt, rent of steam pump, 47 51 

Locke & Jones, ledge stone. 44 00 

Hardy & Cole, lumber, 32 00 

C. L. Bailey, board of men, 28 20 

Frank R. Goodwin, labor, 30 52 

Adolph Peterson, labor, 29 71 

Andrew Hurley, labor, 20 35 

Andrew Monehan, labor, 21 31 

Michael Monehan, labor, 19 24 

Edward S. Moulton, gravePand hauling, 16 55 

John Croston, labor, 14 40 

Clarence Goldsmith, night fireman, 12 00 

Andover Press, printing specifications, 11 60 

George W. Chandler, teaming, 10 00 
Treat Hardware and Supply Co., tools and hardware, 10 10 

B. & M. R.R., freight, 11 82 

II . McLawlin, hardware, 6 12 

Dennis Callahan, labor, 9 90 

Mike Laughlin, labor, 6 40 

Phil Purcell, labor, 4 80 

Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 5 55 

George Nickerson, labor, 4 50 

Perrin Seamans & Co., tools, 4 25 

Wm. Butterfield, labor, 3 00 

E. C. Pike, fittings, 1 99 

American Express, express, 30 

Amount carried forward , $2988 28 



15 



Amount brought forward, 
Brown's Express, express, 
Geo. E. Hussey, horse hire, 



$2988 28 

25 

1 50 

$2990 03 



TOOLS, 

Walworth M'f'g Co., cast iron pipe cutter, 
John L. Smith, forge, 
S. M. Spencer, branding iron, 
American Express Co., express, 



CONSTRUCTION EXPENSES. 

John E. Smith, engineering, 
John N. Cole, drawing paper, 



TEAMS. 
J. Warren Mooar, painting wagons, 1893, 

00ST OF CONSTRUCTION. 

Office fixtures, 

Service pipe, 

Pipe distribution, 

Buildings at Pumping Station, 

Tools, 

Pumping plant, 

Coal shed, 

Reservoir, 

Suction pipe. 

Amount carried forward, 



$25 00 

10 00 

1 25 

30 


$36 55 




$27 16 
9 85 


$37 01 



$19 25 



$492 


53 


9370 


87 


124723 


84 


9405 


73 


936 


70 


16318 


84 


806 


97 


11074 


59 


1309 46 


$174439 


58 



16 



Amount brought forward, 
Grading land, 
Water and land damage, 
Engineering expenses, 
Teams, 
Work shop, 



1174439 


53 


1724 87 


3493 15 


6687 


97 


474 


00 


1259 


62 


$188080 04 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Water Commissioners : 

I herewith submit my report for the year ending January 
15, 1896. 

During the year there has been laid 761 feet of 8-inch, 2600 
feet of 6-inch, and 108 feet of 4-inch pipe, and 3-8 inch, 8-6 
inch, 24-inch valves and 4 hydrants set as follows : 

Smith & Dove Manufacturing Company, fire pipe, 761 feet 
8-inch, 204 feet of 6-inch, 104 feet of 4-inch pipe, 3-8 inch, 
4-6 inch, 2-4 valves and 2 hydrants. 

Hardy & Cole, private way, 120 feet of 6-inch pipe, 1-6 inch 
valve. 

East Chestnut Street, 48 feet of 6-inch pipe. 

Moses T. Stevens & Sons, 423 feet of 6-inch pipe, 2-6 inch 
valves. 

Summer Street, from Washington Avenue to J. F. Morse's, 
1805 feet of 6-inch pipe, 1-6 inch valve, 2 hydrants. 

The total length of main pipe now in service is 24 miles. 

There have been 52 applications for service pipe and 51 
pipes laid during the year. In addition to the pipe laid as 
shown by schedule, a large amount has been laid on private 
land and not connected directly with the system. There 



17 

have also been erected 2 stand pipes for street sprinkling, the 
expense of which has been charged to service pipe. 

Schedule of Service Pipe. 



s 


Kind, 


Cement 
Lined 


Lead 
Lined. 


Tarred 


Lead. 

f&l 

Inch. 


Cast- 
iron. 


Total. 


CD 

a 

3 

3 


Sizes, 

No. of Services, 
Owned by Town, 
Owned by Individ 


h 1. & 
1$ In. 


i.l, & 
11 In. 

.51 
1801.6 
2007.7 


2&2£ 
Inches. 

1 

37.7 
18.5 


4 Inch. 


52 
18?9.3 
2026.2 


Total for 1895, 


3809.3 


56.2 






3865.5 


Previously 
Reported, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


612 

47582.3 


1 
243.7 


3 

193.7 


6 

817. 


'i 

738.2 


654 
49574.9 


Total Jan. 
15, 1896, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


622 
47582.3 


52 
4053.0 


4 
249.9 


6l 
817. | 738.2 


706 

53440.4 



There have been 41 meters set during the year. Total 
number now in service, 278. 

In reply to specifications issued for a High Duty Pumping 
Engine, fifteen proposals were received from six reliable man- 
ufacturers of this class of machinery. The design and pro- 
posal of the Deane Steam Pumping Company of Holyoke, 
Mass., was considered the most satisfactory, and a contract 
was made with them to furnish, erect and put in operation a 
cross compound vertical fly wheel pumping engine capable 
of delivering 1200 gallons of water per minute, with a piston 
speed of 200 feet per minute, together with air pump, piping 
and appliances, for the sum of $9296.00, said price subject to 
forfeit or premium at the rate of $25.00 for every million foot 
pounds duty under or over the guaranteed duty of 125 mil- 
lion foot pounds per 1000 pounds of steam. The pumping 
engine has been erected and run for a few days, but has not 
yet been tested. A more particular description of engine 
and machinery will accompany a report of the test which will 
take place within a few weeks. 

According to the contract, foundations, all sections of suc- 
tion and discharge pipe and all pipe in the boiler room were 
to be furnished and put in place by the town. The founda 
tion for the main engine rests on abed of very uneven nature. 



18 

there being loose, coarse sand, fine silt quicksand, and sand 
so compact as to be almost sandstone, within the area of the 
250 square feet upon which the foundation is erected. This 
area is enclosed by 2 and 3 inch sheet piling driven two feet 
below the excavation, or five feet below low water in the pond. 
All places containing quicksand or springs were pounded full 
of gravel and small stones. The sub-foundation was then 
constructed as follows : 3 inches of small stone of about 2 
inches diameter ,a raft of 8x8 inch spruce placed 18 inches on 
centers and covered with 4 inch plank, a sheet of concrete 6 
inches thick which formed a bed for large flat ledge stone 
varying from 12 to 16 inches in thickness. On top of this is 
the foundation proper consisting of brick laid in cement and 
capped and trimmed with cut stone. The total weight of 
engine and foundations is not far from 200 tons or eight- 
tenths of a ton per square foot of foundation area. This is 
a light load for an ordinary soil, and the weight has been so 
carefully distributed that no fear of settlement need be en- 
tertained. 

In this connection I desire to express my appreciation for 
the advice and assistance rendered by Mr. James P. Butter- 
field of your Board in overcoming the many difficulties en- 
countered. 

Maintenance. 

The works are now furnishing water for 50 stores and of- 
fices, 9 dormitories, 6 greenhouses, 8 club houses or rooms, 5 
churches, 7 buildings for manufacturing purposes, 5 laundries, 
1 hotel, 3 schools, 1 library, 3 halls, 1 athletic ground, 2 eat- 
ing-houses, 20 stables, 2 depots, 1 bakery, 33 boarding-houses, 
and 798 families. 

The town is furnished free of charge with water for the 
town house, town farm, Memorial Hall, town stables, 2 en- 
gine houses, 5 schoolhouses, 6 drinking fountains, 6 stand 
pipes for street sprinkling and 182 hydrants. 

Notwithstanding the dry summer, the pond has fallen be- 
low the outlet only a few inches and then only for a short 
time. When it is considered that each inch of water in the 



19 



pond is a ten days' supply and that there is 20 feet of water 
over the suction pipe, no fear of water famine need be enter. 
tained. There have been the usual number of leaks on main 
pipe. Two stoppages have occurred on service pipe. 

The pumps have run through the year without serious 
trouble, but require a thorough overhauling, which can eas- 
ily be done after the new pumps have been put in commis- 
sion. This will require an expenditure of about $300.00, 
which I would recommend be included in the estimate for 
maintenance for the ensuing year. 

On the whole, the works are in a very satisfactory condi- 
tion, and with the addition of the new pumps, well equipped 
for any emergency which is liable to arise. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN E. SMITH, 

January 31, 1896. 



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